Your Action Needed: NYC Proposes Regulatory Authority Over Indoor Tanning Salons

Thu, 2013-11-14
Great news! The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) is proposing the Board of Health amend the New York City Health Code to assign regulatory authority of New York City indoor tanning facilities to the NYC Department of Health. This means the Department of Health would assume the regulation, the licensure, operation and inspection of these facilities. This will raise awareness and reduce the risk of tanning-related health effects among tanning facility patrons.
DOHMH is holding a public hearing on the proposed rule at 10:00am ET until 12:00pm ET on Monday, November 18. 2013. The hearing will be at the DOHMHY building at 42-09 28th Street, 14th Floor, Room 14-34, Long Island City, New York 11101.
Your action is needed to help move this forward! Comments on the proposed rules are due by 5pm ET, Monday, November 18, 2013. Anyone can submit their comments! Please support this proposed rule by submitting your personal comment or by personalizing and submitting this letter. Here's how to submit comment:
  • Website. You can submit comments to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene through the NYC rules website at
  • Email. You can email written comments to
  • Fax. You can fax written comments to New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene at (347) 396-6088.
  • By Speaking at the Hearing. Anyone who wants to comment on the proposed rule at the public hearing must sign up to speak. You can sign up before the hearing by calling Svetlana Burdeynik at (347) 396-6078. You can also sign up in the hearing room before the hearing begins on Novembe r18. You can speak for up to 5 minutes.