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Pools, Tattoos, and State Institutions

The Pools, Tattoos and State Institutions Program protects public health by:

  • Assuring safe and sanitary design, construction and operation of public swimming pools.
  • Enforcing sanitation and infection control procedures practiced by tattoo artists and permanent color technologists.
  • Advising state agencies on health management at state institutions.
  • Evaluating sanitation of health care facilities and confinement facilities licensed or certified by the Department of Health and Human Services.