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A Guide to State Radiation Control Offices

The following list indicates the office in each state that has expressed interest or has taken action with regard to indoor tanning regulations, or the office that most likely would be responsible for such action. Please save these pages for quick reference.


Department of Public Health
Office of Radiation Control
Contact: David Walter, Director
(334) 206-5391
P.O. Box 303017
201 Monroe St., Suite 700
Montgomery, AL 36130-3017
No regulations, with exception of Jefferson County


Department of Health and Social Services
Section of State Laboratories
Radiological Health Program
Contact: Clyde E. Pearce
(907) 334-2107
5455 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Anchorage, AK 99507-1270
No regulations


Arizona Radiation Regulatory Agency
Contact: Joshua Hoeh
(602) 255-4833
4814 S. 40th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85040
Regulations, registration, license, fees, training required.


Department of Health
Division of Radiation Control
No regulations
Refer to:


Department of Consumer Affairs
Barbering and Cosmetology Program
Enforcement Division of Licensing and Exams
(800) 952-5210
P. O. Box 944226
Sacramento, CA 94244-2260
Regulations, training required.
Business & Professions Code 22700-22708, 7414.1-7414.6
Business code in effect as it relates to the Filante Tanning Facility Act of 1988.


Department of Public Health and Environment
Division of Environmental Health & Sustainability
Contact: Rick Colonno, Program Manager
(303) 692-3628
4300 Cherry Creek Drive S., Suite B-205
Denver, CO 80246
Regulations, registration fees, inspections.


Department of Environmental Protection
Radiation Division
Contact: Jeff Semancik
(860) 424-4190
79 Elm St., Fifth Floor
Hartford, CT 06106
No regulations


Division of Public Health, Health Systems Protection
Office of Radiation Control
Contact: Jamie Mack
(302) 744-4546
Jesse Cooper Building
P.O. Box 637
Dover, DE 19903
No regulations


Florida Department of Health
Community and Environmental Health
Contact: VaKesha Brown, Environmental Specialist III; Tanning Coordinator
(850) 245-4444, ext. 2492
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A08
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1710
Operations are regulated by county. Inspections, fees, training required.


Governor’s Office of Consumer Affairs
Contact: Rob Atkinson
(404) 656-3789
2 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive S.E., Suite 356
Atlanta, GA 30334
Regulations – City, County.


Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
Board of Barbering and Cosmetology
Contact: Laureen Kai, Executive Officer
(808) 586-2696
P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801
Regulations written, no implementation


Department of Health and Welfare
Division of Health Bureau of Laboratories
Contact: Dave Eisentrager, Radiation Control Program Manager
(208) 334-2235, Ext. 245
2220 Old Penitentiary Road
Boise, ID 83712
No regulations


Department of Public Health
Division of Food, Drugs and Dairies
Contact: Melissa Estes
(217) 785-2439
525 W. Jefferson
Springfield, IL 62761-0001
Regulations, fees, inspections, training required, license required.
Tanning is banned for anyone under 18


Professional Licensing Agency, Cosmetology Board
Contact: Tracy Hicks, Director
(317) 232-2980
402 W. Washington St., Room W072
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2700
Regulations, inspections, license required.


Department of Public Health
Bureau of Radiological Health
Contact: Charlene Craig
(515) 281-0415
321 E. 12th St.
Des Moines, IA, 50319-0075
Regulations, fees, inspections, formal training required, state test required.


Board of Cosmetology
Contact: Mary Lou Davis, Director
(785) 296-3155
714 S.W. Jackson, Suite 100
Topeka, KS 66603
Regulations, inspections, fees, training required.


Department of Public Health
Cabinet for Health Services
Radiation Health & Toxic Agents Branch
(502) 564-7181, Ext.3718
Contact: Mark Reed
275 E. Main Street
Frankfort, KY 40601
Regulations-pertaining to minors


Department of Health and Hospitals
Food and Drug Unit
Contact: Brian Warren
(225) 342-7517
628 N. 4th St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-0629
Regulations, fees, inspections, formal classroom training required.


Radiation Control Program
Division of Environmental Health
Contact: Jay Hyland
(207) 287-5677
State House, 11 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
Regulations, inspections, fees


Department of the Environment
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
Contact: Michele Phinney, Director
(410) 767-6499
201 W. Preston St. Room 512
Baltimore, MD 21201
Regulations-pertaining to minors


Department of Public Health
Radiation Control Program
Contact: Bob Gallagher, Deputy Director
(617) 242-3035
Schrafft Center Suite 1M2A
529 Main Street
Charleston, MA 02129
Regulations per City or County


Department of Licensing & Regulatory Affairs
Radiation Safety Section
Contact: Bruce Matkovich
(517) 241-1989
P.O. Box 30664
Lansing, MI 48909
General requirements for indoor tanning


Department of Health
Radiation Unit
Contact: Craig Berke
(651) 201-4533
P.O. Box 64975
St. Paul, MN 55164-0975
Standards for tanning equipment; compliance enforced at county level.


Department of Health
Division of Radiological Health
Contact: Jimmy Carson, Branch Director
(601) 576-7380
3150 Lawson Street
Jackson, MS 39213
Regulations, fees


Department of Health and Senior Services
Section for Professional Registration
(573) 751-0293
P.O. Box 1335
Jefferson City, MO 65102
No regulations.


Department of Public Health and
Human Services
Radiological Control Program
Contact: Roy Kemp, Deputy Administrator
(406) 444-2868
P.O. Box 202953
Helena, MT 59620-2953
No Regulations


Department of Health and Human Services
Licensure Unit
Contact: Kris Chiles, Administrator
(402) 471-2117
P.O. Box 94986
Lincoln, NE 68509-4986
No Regulations


State Health Division
Bureau of Health Protection Services
Radiological Health Section
Contact: Ed Sweeten, Radiation Physicist
(702) 486-5281
2080 E. Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89119
No Regulations

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Board of Barbering, Cosmetology and Esthetics
Contact: Kathryn Wantuck, Executive Director
(603) 271-3608
121 S. Fruit Street
Concord, NH 03301
Regulations and training required.

New Jersey

Department of Health and Senior Services
Consumer and Environmental Health Services
Public Health, Sanitation and Safety Program
Contact: Timothy Smith, MPH. REHS
(609) 826-4941/4943
P.O. Box 369
Trenton, NJ 08625-0369

New Mexico

Environment Department
Health Care Department
(505) 476-4600
1190 St. Francis Drive
P.O. Box 26110
Santa Fe, NM 87502-6110
No Regulations

New York

Department of Health
Office of Public Affairs
Contact: Brian Miner
(518) 402-7600
Flannigan Square
547 River Street, Room 530
Troy, NY 12180-2216
State regulations in development; county regulations in effect for Westchester, Nassau, Suffolk, Dutchess and Rockland counties

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Health Service Regulation, Radiation Protection Section
Contact: Diane Mays
(919) 814-2294
One Crosspointe Plaza 1st Floor
5505 Creedmoor Road
Raleigh, NC 27612

Regulations, fees, inspections, formal training required.
North Dakota

Department of Health
Division of Food and Lodging
Contact: Kenan Bullinger, Director
(701) 328-1292
600 East Boulevard, Dept. 301
Bismarck, ND 58505
Regulations, Board of Cosmetology regulates tanning beds for sanitation


State Board of Cosmetology
Contact: Cathy Franklin
(614) 728-8197
1929 Gateway Circle
Grove City, OH 43123
Regulations, fees, formal training required.


Department of Environmental Quality
Radiation Management Section
Contact: Michelle Brewer, Environmental Specialist
(405) 702-5170
707 N. Robinson, Fifth Floor
P.O. Box 1677
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
No regulations.


Oregon Health Authority
Radiation Protection Services
(971) 673-0490
800 N.E. Oregon Street, Suite 640
Portland, OR 97232
Regulations, fees, inspection program, training required.


Pennsylvania Department of Health
Bureau of Community Program & Licensure
Contact: Melinda Delker
132 Kline Plaza, Suite A Harrisburg, PA 17104
Regulations, registration, fees, training required
Indoor Tanning Regulation Act

Rhode Island

Office of Occupational and Radiological Health
Radiation Control Program
Contact: Shelley Regan, Supervising Radiation Specialist
(401) 222-1962
3 Capitol Hill, Room 206
Providence, RI 02908
Regulations, fees, inspections, training required, license required.

South Carolina

Department of Health and Environmental Control
Bureau of Radiological Health
Contact: Aaron Gantt, Bureau Chief
(803) 545-4400
2600 Bull St.
Columbia, SC 29201
Regulations, fees, training required

South Dakota

Department of Health
Office of Health Protection
Contact: Clark Hepper, Director
(605) 773-3364
600 E. Capitol Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501-2536
No Regulations


Division of Consumer Affairs
Contact: Belinda Campbell
(615) 741-4737
500 James Robertson Parkway, Fifth Floor
Nashville, TN 37243-0600
No Regulations


Department of State Health, Drugs and Medical Devices Group
Contact: Tom Brinck, Manager
(512) 834-6755
1100 W. 49th Street
Austin, TX 78756
Regulations, inspections, application for license required


Department of Consumer Protection
Contact: Mario Bettolo, Director
(801) 536-4250
160 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Regulations in effect for Davis, Salt Lake and Utah Counties


Radiation Control Program
Division of Health Protection
Contact: Carla White, Radiological Health Specialist
(802) 865-7743
108 Cherry St.
P.O. Box 70
Burlington, VT 05402-0070
No Regulations


Department of Agriculture
Radiation Control Programs
Contact: Les Foldesi, Director
(804) 864-8150
P.O. Box 2448
109 Governor St., Room 730
Richmond, VA 23219


State Department of Health
Radiation Protection
Contact: Andrew Thatcher, Manager of X-Ray
(360) 236-3230
P.O. Box 47890
Olympia, WA 98504-7890
No Regulations

West Virginia

Department of Health and Human Services
Contact: Angela Lindelle
(304) 558-2981
Capitol and Washington Streets
1 Davis Square, Suite 200
Charleston, WV 25301-1798
Tanning certification required in the following counties: Calhoun, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Wirt, Wood.


Department of Health and Family Services
Division of Public Health
Radiation Protection Section
Contact: William Balke, Tanning Supervisor
(608) 267-4782
P.O. Box 2659
Madison, WI 53701-2659
Regulations, registration required, annual fee


Department of Agriculture
Board of Cosmetology
Contact: Betty Abernethy
(307) 777-3534
2515 Warren Avenue Suite # 302
Cheyenne, WY 82002
No Regulations

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