Schwarzenegger Signs Bill To Ban Children, Teens From Using Tanning Beds Without Prescription, Parental Permission
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) on Friday signed a bill (AB 2193) that will prohibit children younger than age 14 from using tanning booths without a doctor's prescription as part of an effort to reduce the incidence of skin cancer, the Sacramento Bee reports (Talev, Sacramento Bee, 9/25). The law, sponsored by Assembly member Joe Nation (D-San Rafael), also will require teenagers between ages 14 and 18 to get a signed permission slip from a parent or guardian before using the salons. Under the law, tanning salon owners will be fined $2,500 per day for allowing minors to use their facilities (California Healthline, 8/26).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.