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For purposes of this Article 40, the following definitions apply.
"Aftercare" means written and oral instructions (sometimes called "post procedure instructions") given to the client, that are specific to the body art procedure the client has undergone or will undergo, and that pertain to caring for the body after the procedure.
"Antimicrobial" means agents that disinfect, sanitize, reduce, or mitigate growth or development of microbiological organisms.
"Autoclave" means a container (sometimes called a "steam sterilizer") specifically made for sterilizing instruments or other materials by superheated steam (at least 250 degrees Fahrenheit) under pressure for a specified period of time to insure sterilization of all contents.
"Blood" means human blood, human blood components, and products made from human blood.
"Bloodborne pathogen" means a disease-causing microorganism that, when present in the blood, can be transmitted to humans, including, but not limited to, hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
"Bodily fluids" means any fluid in the body including blood, urine, saliva, sputum, tears, semen, milk, or vaginal secretions. Blood may be released from the body when the skin of any human surfaces including but not limited to the lip, tongue, mouth or nose, is punctured, torn, cut, or abraded.
"Body art" means body piercing, tattooing, branding, or applying permanent cosmetics to the human body, as those terms are defined below.
(1) "Body piercing" means the creation of an opening in a human body for the purpose of inserting jewelry or other decoration. "Body piercing" includes, but is not limited to, the piercing of an ear, including the tragus, lip, tongue, nose, or eyebrow; provided, however, that "body piercing" does not include the piercing of an ear, except for the tragus, with a disposable, single-use, pre-sterilized stud and clasp or solid needle that is applied using a mechanical device to force the needle or stud through the ear.
(2) "Tattooing" means the insertion of pigment in human skin tissue by piercing with a needle.
(3) "Branding" means the process in which a mark or marks are burned into human skin tissue with a hot iron or other instrument, with the intention of leaving a permanent scar.
(4) "Permanent cosmetics" means the application of pigments in human skin tissue for the purpose of permanently changing the color or other appearance of the skin. This includes, but is not limited to, permanent eyeliner, eyebrow, or lip color.
"Body art facility" means the building, section of a building, or vehicle in which a practitioner performs body art, including reception areas, the procedure area, and the decontamination and sterilization area, as those terms are defined below.
(1) "Reception area" means the room, or portion of the building where clients, potential clients, and members of the public, are greeted and wait to be admitted to the procedure area.
(2) "Procedure area" means a room, or designated portion of a room, or designated portion of a vehicle, that is set apart and only used to perform body art.
(3) "Decontamination and sterilization area" means a room, or specific section of a room, or specific section of a vehicle, that is set apart and used exclusively to decontaminate and sterilize instruments.
"Body art temporary demonstration booth" means the temporary area in which practitioners may work under the conditions delineated in Section 4008, below.
"Client" means an individual upon whom a practitioner performs body art.
"Decontaminate" means the use of physical or chemical means to remove, inactivate, or destroy bloodborne pathogens on a surface or item to the point where the pathogens are no longer capable of transmitting infectious particles and the surface or item is rendered safe for handling, use, or disposal.
"Department" means the San Francisco Department of Public Health.
"Director" includes the Director of Public Health, and any designee of the Director of Public Health.
"Instrument" means a nonmedical application device used in performing body art, including, but not limited to, needles, needle bars, needle tubes, forceps, hemostats, tweezers, razors, or razor blades.
"Owner" means either of the following:
(1) The person or persons whose name or names appear on the health permit, business license, property deed, or rental agreement of the body art facility.
(2) A person, acting as a principal of a corporation or partnership, who employs practitioners to perform body art.
"Practitioner" means a person who performs body art on a client.
"Sterilize" means the complete destruction of all microbial life forms, including spores.
(Added by Ord. 19-14 , File No. 130402, App. 3/14/2014, Eff. 4/13/2014)