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The mission of the Community Environmental Health (CEH) Programs is to promote and protect the health of residents and visitors through a comprehensive series of preventive health programs. These programs consist of: Food Hygiene, Group Care, Mobile Home and Recreational Vehicle Parks, Biomedical Waste, Tanning, Body Piercing establishments, and Tattoo Parlors.

Mobile Home and Recreational Vehicle Park 

The Environmental Health Division of the Department of Health in Bay County inspects mobile home and recreational vehicle parks for compliance with Florida Statute 513 and Chapter 64E-15* Florida Administrative Code. Additionally, the Environmental Health Division performs plan reviews with property owners who are seeking information regarding rules and regulations pertaining to permitted parks.

For more information about the Mobile Home & Recreational Vehicle Park program or to download a permit application visit:

http://www.floridahealth.gov/healthy-environments/mobile-home-parks/index.html

Tanning Beds 

The Tanning Facility program is designed to ensure owners and operators of tanning facilities maintain their devices in accordance with Chapter 64E-17* Florida Administrative Code.

For more information about the Tanning Facilities program or to download a permit application visit:

http://www.floridahealth.gov/healthy-environments/tanning-facilities/index.html

Food Safety and Sanitation 

The food safety program ensures all food service facilities, such as schools (public and private), detention facilities, civic-fraternal organization, movie theaters, residential facilities, bars and lounges, and foster homes maintain the sanitary standards set forth in Chapter 64E-11* Florida Administrative Code.

For more information about the Food Safety and Sanitation program or to download a permit application visit:

http://www.floridahealth.gov/healthy-environments/food-safety-and-sanitation/index.html

Group Care Facilities 

The group care facilities program regulates all schools (public and private), residential facilities, ICF's, ALF's, and foster homes, to ensure the safety and cleanliness.

For more information about the Group Care Facilities program or to download a permit application visit:

http://www.floridahealth.gov/healthy-environments/group-care-facilities/index.html

Biomedical Waste 

Biomedical Waste inspections are conducted on facilities that generate, transport, store, or treat biomedical waste to ensure that the waste is properly handled to protect public health. Standards are set forth in Chapter 64E-16* Florida Administrative Code.

For more information about the Biomedical Waste program or to download a permit application visit:

http://www.floridahealth.gov/healthy-environments/biomedical-waste/index.html

Body Piercing Salons 

The Environmental Health Division of the  Department of Health in Bay County conducts annual inspections of Body Piercing Salons. This program is designed to check for cleanliness of the equipment and facility, as well as record keeping and sterile techniques. Standards are set forth in Chapter 64E-19* Florida Administrative Code.

For more information about the Body Piercing program or to download a permit application visit:

http://www.floridahealth.gov/healthy-environments/body-piercing/index.html

The Practice of Tattooing 

Effective January 1, 2012, the Department of Health implemented sections 381.00771-381.00791, Florida Statutes (F.S), The Practice of Tattooing. These statutes require licensure of tattoo artists and tattoo establishments, and also set forth educational requirements and standards of practice for conventional and cosmetic tattoo artists, and operational requirements for tattoo establishments. Chapter 64E-28, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C), which became effective September 5, 2012, details the statutory requirements for tattoo establishments and tattoo artists. It is recommended that tattoo establishment owners and operators as well as tattoo artists review the requirements of both the statute sections and the rule chapter to ensure compliance with requirements for both artists and establishments.

For more information about the Tattooing Program please visit:

http://www.floridahealth.gov/healthy-environments/tattooing/index.html