Code of Practice for Skin Penetration Procedures - Western Australia

Service summary

You will be required to comply with this code if you intend to operate an establishment where skin penetration procedures are undertaken.

A skin penetration procedure is any procedure which involves the tearing, cutting, puncturing or shaving of the skin and includes services such as:

  • Acupuncture;
  • Beauty treatments (such as waxing);
  • Body piercing;
  • Cosmetic enhancements; or
  • Tattooing.

This does not include a procedure carried out by a dentist, medical practitioner, nurse, or podiatrist, or a person acting under the supervision of a dentist or medical practitioner.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

Administering agency

Department of Health
Public Health
Environmental Health Directorate

Act(s) name

Health Act 1911 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Health (Skin Penetration Procedure) Regulations 1998 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Enquiries
Department of Health
Public Health
Environmental Health Directorate


Operating address:
2nd Floor, B Block
189 Royal Street
East Perth
Western Australia 6004

Phone:

08 93884999

Fax:

08 93884905
ehinfo@health.wa.gov.au

Supporting information

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