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DHSS Press Release

Rita Landgraf, Secretary
Carl Kanefsky, Communications Director
(302) 540-4979, Pager

Date: February 15, 2010


Delaware's Division of Public Health (DPH) will hold a public hearing Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. to discuss the proposed adoption of new state regulations under Title 16, Chapter 30 D to govern indoor tanning facilities. The hearing will be located in the third floor conference room of the Jesse Cooper Building, 417 Federal St., Dover. The new regulations create a total ban on indoor tanning for any minors under the age of 14, unless it is medically necessary and prescribed by specified practitioners. In addition, minors between the ages of 14 and 18 will be required to submit a consent form, signed by the parent or legal guardian in the presence of the tanning facility operator, before they are allowed to tan.

Copies of the proposed regulations are available for review in the Feb. 1, 2010 edition of the Delaware Register of Regulations, available online at: or by calling the Office of Health Systems Protection at (302) 744-4842. Anyone wishing to present his or her oral comments at this hearing should contact Deborah Harvey at (302) 744-4700 by Feb. 20. Anyone wishing to submit written comments as a supplement to, or in lieu of, oral testimony should submit such comments by March 2 to:
Deborah Harvey, Hearing Officer
Division of Public Health
417 Federal Street
Dover, DE 19901
Fax (302) 739-6659

Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.