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Council has a responsibility to ensure skin penetration businesses are healthy and comply with the Codes of Practice. A “skin penetration procedure” can include any of the following procedures:

  • Acupuncture
  • Tattooing
  • Ear piercing
  • Hair removal
  • Any other procedure (whether medical or not) that involves skin penetration
  • Any other procedure prescribed by the regulations, but does not include:
    • A procedure carried out in the practice of medicine or dentistry by:
    • A medical practitioner registered under the Medical Practice Act 1992 , or
    • A dentist registered under the Dentists Act 1989 , or
    • A person acting under the direction or supervision of such a medical practitioner or dentist, or
  • Any other procedure prescribed by the regulations