Starting a health premises?
Under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008, health businesses that conduct the following activities must register with us:
- Beauty therapy
Any procedure intended to maintain, alter or enhance a person's appearance by, facial or body treatments, application of cosmetics, manicures or pedicures, application or mending of artificial nail and epilation including by electrolysis or hot or cold wax
Any procedure intended to maintain, alter or enhance a person's appearance in relation to facial or scalp hair by trimming, styling, cutting, and colouring, treating or shaving hair.
- Skin penetration
Any procedure performed on a person other than a surgical or medical procedure that involves, piercing, cutting, scarring, branding, scraping, puncturing or tearing of the skin using an instrument.
Any process that involves the penetration of a person's skin to make a permanent or semi-permanent mark, pattern or design on the skin.
- Colonic irrigation
A procedure involving the cleansing of a person's colon.
The following health businesses are exempt from the requirements to be registered: Dentists, Medicals practitioners, Nurses, Podiatrists, Acupuncturists, Pathology services, Non-pathology analysis businesses, and Hospitals/health centres.