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Licensing/Permit (In California, practitioner and facility permits are issued by the local health agency or the environmental health agency if they are separate departments)

California Health and Safety Code, Division 104, Part 15, Chapter 17

“Local enforcement agency” means the local health agency of the county, city, or city and county. In jurisdictions where the local health agency and the environmental health agency are separate departments, the jurisdiction shall specify which entity will be the local enforcement agency for purposes of this chapter. (o)

Article 3. Practitioner Registration 119306. (a) A person shall not perform body art at any location other than a permitted permanent or temporary body art facility. (b) A person shall not perform body art if he or she is not registered with the local enforcement agency

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