Compliance Enforcement

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Who oversees safety compliance in tanning salons?

Compliance Enforcement

Two federal agencies, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), are responsible for writing the regulations that ensure consistent standards among tanning device manufacturers and salon operators. You can learn more about those regulations by visiting the FDA's Web site and searching on "tanning compliance." Enforcement of the regulations is left up to individual states. Some states have very formal inspection and enforcement processes. Others are less stringent. To find out more about your state's compliance enforcement, contact your state's attorney general's office.

   

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