Body Art and Tanning Inspection Program
CSFA Number: 482-00-1578
Agency Name
Department Of Public Health (482)
Agency Contact
Melissa Estes
217-785-2439
Melissa.Estes@illinois.gov
Short Description
Body Art and Tanning Inspection Grants are fee for service grants made available to certified local health departments for conducting regulatory inspections of body art and tanning establishments in the local health department’s jurisdiction or as assigned by the Department of Public Health.
Subject Area
Public Safety
Program Function
Consumer Protection
Enabling Legislation
Tattoo and Body Piercing Establishment Registration Act (410 ILCS 54/1-90)
Body Art Code (77 Ill. Adm. Code 797)
Tanning Facility Permit Act (210 ILCS 145/1-83)
Tanning Facilities Code (77 Ill. Adm. Code 795)
Objectives and Goals
The Grantee is to provide inspections as assigned by the Department to decrease injury, disease and prolonged health issues that may occur with users of these services.
Types of Assistance
Formula Grants
Uses and Restrictions
B.1. The Grantee shall:

B.1.1. Act as the agent of the Department for the purpose of making inspections and investigations under the authority of the Tattoo and Body Piercing Establishment Registration Act (410 ILCS 54/1-90), the Body Art Code (77 Ill. Adm. Code 797), the Tanning Facility Permit Act (210 ILCS 145/1-83), and the Tanning Facilities Code (77 Ill. Adm. Code 795) hereinafter referred to as "the Acts and the Codes."

B.1.2. Provide qualified personnel to perform inspections, investigation, surveillance, enforcement and administrative activities for the performance of this grant agreement personnel shall be IDPH trained and equipped to carry out this program.

B.1.3. Maintain a current inventory of names and addresses of all body art establishments and tanning facilities within its jurisdiction. The Grantee shall notify the Department within thirty days of the date the Grantee becomes aware of any change of address, ownership, out-of-business, or other change of information originally submitted by a body art establishment or tanning facility on its application for a registration certificate or permit.

B.1.4. Inspect in accordance with the Acts and the Codes all body art establishments and tanning facilities as assigned by the Department. The Grantee shall use the most recent inspection report forms specified by the Department. All inspection remarks shall be written in accordance with the Department's specified format. The Grantee shall provide the body art establishments and tanning facilities with a copy of the inspection report either at the time of inspection or by email soon after. The Grantee shall retain a copy of the inspection report for its body art establishment or tanning facility file and ensure the Department’s central office has a copy of the inspection report within fourteen (14) days of completion of an inspection. The Grantee shall follow the program policies which may be established by the Department. Upon the availability of the Department’s new technology, the grantee shall enter all inspection data either by direct entry from a tablet while conducting the inspection, data entry after inspection completion or by providing the information in a format specified by the Department for data import.

B.1.5. Work with the Department to ensure that all body art establishments and tanning facilities which are not in compliance with the requirements of the Acts and the Codes at the time of inspection (including body art establishments and tanning facilities operating without a registration or permit) are brought into compliance. The Grantee shall notify the owner of the body art establishment or tanning facility of violations of the Acts and the Codes and specify a uniform time for correction via the fully completed inspection report. At or within thirty days of the documented violation, the Grantee shall conduct a re-inspection of the body art establishment or tanning facility to ensure that all violations have been corrected. The Grantee shall provide the body art establishment or tanning facility with a copy of the re-inspection report at the time of re-inspection, or by email soon after. The Grantee shall retain a copy of the re-inspection form in its establishment file and ensure the Department’s central office has a copy of the re-inspection report within fourteen (14) days of completion of the re-inspection. Such re-inspection may be a joint inspection by both agencies at the option of the Department. Upon the availability of the Department’s new technology, the grantee shall enter all re-inspection data either by direct entry from a tablet while conducting the re-inspection, data entry after re-inspection completion or providing the information in a format specified by the Department for data import.

B.1.6. The Grantee shall make available to the Department all necessary elements for enforcement which may include, but are not limited to, personnel to serve as witnesses.

B.1.7. Investigate all complaints pertaining to a body art establishment or tanning facility within fourteen (14) days of receipt. An inspection report shall be completed at the time of investigation. The Grantee shall leave the designated (yellow) copy of the inspection report with the body art establishment. The Grantee shall retain a copy of the completed inspection report in its facility file and ensure the Department’s central office has a copy of the inspection within fourteen (14) days of completion of the investigation. Upon the availability of the Department’s new technology, the grantee shall enter all inspection data either by direct entry from a tablet while conducting the inspection, data entry after inspection completion or providing the information in a format specified by the Department for data import.

B.1.8. Provide the Department’s website www.dph.illinois.gov so as to offer and disseminate educational materials and information to body art establishments and the public in general.

B.1.9. Inform the Department's central office of any individuals who have operated a body art establishment within its jurisdiction without a registration certificate or permit, or without having made application for a registration certificate or permit, in violation of the Acts.

B.1.10. Cooperate with the Department to ensure that all body art establishments and tanning facilities, which are not in compliance with the requirements of the Acts and the Codes at the time of inspection, are brought into compliance. The Department, by executing this Agreement grants the grantee the authority to refer cases of unregistered body art establishments and unpermitted tanning facilities directly to the State’s Attorney in the grantee jurisdiction pursuant to Sections 50 and 85 of the Tattoo and Body Piercing Establishment Registration Act and Section 40 of the Tanning Facilities Code. When the local State’s attorney chooses to pursue action against an unregistered or unpermitted business, it is likely they will ask for the following.
• Description of the violation
• Date of the violation

• Citation of Act or Rule violated

• List of witnesses to include name, address and phone number. This information and any additional information requested by the local State’s Attorney shall be provided by the Grantee

B.1.11. Identify a person employed by the Grantee to be the representative for the operational aspects of this grant agreement. The Grantee shall annually provide to the Department a list of all personnel who have been trained to conduct inspections and continue to perform such inspections as employees of the Grantee. The Grantee shall ensure that no employee conducts inspections until completion of the basic inspector training provided by the Department.

B.1.12. Until such time that the Department’s new technology for registration and inspections is available, maintain records which include, applications to operate a body art establishment or tanning facility as provided by the owner or operator, inspection forms, complaint reports and investigational findings, correspondence , copies of registration certificates and permits issued by the Department, and enforcement records.

B.1.13. With written consent from the Department, may assume contractual responsibility for geographic areas outside of its jurisdiction if no local health department exists for the jurisdiction or if the local health department for the jurisdiction declines or fails to exercise a formal agreement with the Department within thirty (30) days of notification by the Department of an opportunity to execute such an agreement.

B.1.14. With written consent from the Department, may subcontract inspection responsibilities to full-time municipal or district health Departments within its geographic jurisdiction. The Grantee shall retain all responsibilities for a current inventory within its geographic jurisdiction; inspections and re-inspections; proper report preparation and distribution; complaint investigation; and enforcement activities; as otherwise described in this grant agreement. All employees of sub-contracted agencies shall be trained by the Department prior to assuming inspection responsibilities.

B.1.15. Submit the required quarterly forms as stated in section E.3.3 with the final submission being made by July 15, 2017.
Eligibility Requirements
Certified Local Health Departments
Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
GATA PROCEDURES ARE REQUIRED BUT ALL WHO APPLY ARE APPROVED.
Assistance Consideration
NA
Post Assistance Requirements
NA
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
NA
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2018 : $310,200
Federal Funding
None
Notice of Funding Opportunities
None
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
85280011FCity of Chicago d/b/a Chicago Department of Public Health.07/01/201706/30/2020310,200
85280017FCook County Department of Public Health07/01/201706/30/202088,125
85280095FWill County Health Department07/01/201706/30/202067,988
85280049FCounty of Lake dba Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center07/01/201706/30/202051,525
85280023FDuPage County Health Department07/01/201706/30/202047,250