The health authority shall inspect an Invasive Body Decoration Establishment before issuing a permit, and may make as many additional inspections as are necessary to ensure compliance with the Invasive Body Decoration Regulations (NAC 444 – LCB File No. R112-16; Uncodified IBD Regulations Sec. 106 & 110)(See “Statutes”)

    Unannounced inspections are conducted by EHS staff on a regular basis, with a focus on the highest-risk establishments. Factors which may influence an establishment’s risk include: size; variety of procedures; whether the establishment performs Extreme Body Modification procedures; compliance history. EHS conducts inspections of new Invasive Body Decoration establishments, temporary & mobile establishments, establishments undergoing ownership changes, major remodeling, and/or substantive operational changes.

      EHS inspection protocol is to conduct a risk-based inspection, with those items that affect client and operator safety in the establishment being the most heavily evaluated. The risk factors that inspection staff evaluates in every IBD establishment are as follows:

      • Poor Employee Hygiene and Health
      • Contaminated Instruments
      • Prohibited/Unsafe Equipment & Ink Source
      • Not Following an Approved Infection Control Plan

      In addition to these risk factors, the inspector evaluates building components, equipment, and establishment procedures & records. Physical properties of the facility such as appropriate lighting, fly and vermin control, water supply, equipment and instrument storage are also evaluated during the inspection process. Special attention is given to the facilities’ staff training and client aftercare instructions.

        The inspector also determines if the person in charge can demonstrate a good working knowledge of the Sanitation code and can demonstrate active managerial control in the establishment. Owners and operators are encouraged to observe the inspection process and take part in dialogue with the inspector. Inspections are conducted with education as a major component.

          Occasionally, a facility has critical violations. In those situations, the inspector conducts a follow-up visit to ensure all corrections have been completed in the specified amount of time. If violations are noted that pose a risk to public health and if those violations cannot be immediately corrected in the course of the inspection, the facility may be closed. When all violations are corrected and the inspector determines that the establishment no longer poses a risk to the public, it is permitted to resume operation.

            Requesting an inspection report

            Invasive Body Decoration Establishment Inspections are public record. Copies of inspection reports are available upon written request. Inspection requests must include the name and address of the establishment, the date or time frame of the requested inspection, and the proposed use of the inspection information. Please call 775-687-7533 or write DPBH-EHS,727 Fairview Drive, Suite D, Carson City, Nevada 89701 for inspection requests or for additional information.