Procedures for Printing Inspection Reports
1) Access the RLD home page at www.RLD.state.nm.us
2) Scroll down to the “Licensee Lookup” and click “Learn More”;
3) Choose “Licensed Facility” under Boards and Commissions;
4) Click on the fourth bullet “to search for a facility”;
5) Select the profession; enter establishment license number; click search;
6) Choose the appropriate facility by clicking on the name;
7) Scroll down to the section titled “Documentum”;
8) Select the most recent inspection report (usually bottom document);
9) Open the document and print;
10) Post the inspection report where visible to the public;
Inspection Criteria for Body Art Establishments:
1) Establishment license must be current; - Rule: 220.127.116.11 (B).
2) Establishment license must be posted; - Rule: 18.104.22.168 (A).
3) Supervising Licensee - This person is designated by the establishment owner/manager (MUST BE LICENSED) to act on behalf of the enterprise or establishment in the absence of the owner or manager; - Rule 22.214.171.124 (A) (B).
4) Licenses posted with photos - All licenses must be current & valid, posted where visible to the public, and have a photograph attached. (All employees who are performing services as defined in the Body Art Safe Practices Act must have a license posted where visible to the public); - Statute NMSA-61-17B-5 (B); Rule 126.96.36.199 (A) (B).
SAFETY AND SANITATION:
5) Gloves are used, changed and disposed of properly; - Rule: 188.8.131.52 (F) (G).
6) Contaminated waste is disposed of properly and records are maintained (waste must be disposed of by an approved medical waste facility pursuant to federal and state regulations including but not limited to 29 CFR 1910.1030 and New Mexico Solid Waste Management Regulations); sharps are properly disposed of in approved sharps containers; - Rule: 184.108.40.206 (H); 220.127.116.11 (B).
7) Jewelry for initial piercings meets requirements; (Jewelry inserted into a newly pierced area must be surgical implant-grade stainless steel meeting ASTM F138 compliance; solid 14k or 18k white or yellow gold, niobium, titanium [ASTM F138 compliant], platinum, or dense, low porosity plastic that is free of nicks, scratches, or irregular surfaces and has been properly sterilized prior to use); - Rule: 18.104.22.168 (K).
8) Non-disposable instruments are properly cleaned and disinfected prior to sterilization; all items should be washed using an antimicrobial soap and hot water or an appropriate disinfectant (hospital grade); - Rule: 22.214.171.124 (A).
9) Instruments must be properly packaged, stored and dated with an expiration date; (Expiration date not to exceed one year from the date of sterilization.) - Rule: 126.96.36.199 (C) (F) (I).
10) Autoclave manufacturer’s recommended procedures must be available for inspection by the Board if an autoclave is being used in the establishment. Off-site sterilization is prohibited. Spore tests MUST be recorded and provided upon request during inspection; - Rule: 188.8.131.52 (D) (E).
11) Needles are sterile and properly stored (expired needles cannot be stored for use on clients); - Rule: 184.108.40.206 (A).
12) Sharps properly disposed of immediately after use in approved sharps containers and records documenting removal must be kept; - Rule: 220.127.116.11 (B) & 18.104.22.168 (H).
13) Appropriate client records are required to be on file in accordance with regulations; (Records will be checked for verification of age, type of tattoo/piercing, location on body, consent, and health related questions); Rule -22.214.171.124 (A) (1, 2) (C) (D) (E).
14) Appropriate disinfecting agents are used- Hospital grade disinfectant should be used on non-disposable instruments following procedures and placed in an ultrasonic unit; Walls and floors shall be maintained in clean condition; All surfaces, including client chairs and benches shall be of such construction to be easily cleaned and sanitized after each client procedure; - Rule: 126.96.36.199 (A), 188.8.131.52 (A);
15) Walls, floors, and surfaces are washable and in good repair; (No fabric material or carpeting should be in the procedure rooms. Any chairs or tables or stands should be free of cracked surfaces where bacteria, viruses, or fungus can accumulate); - Rule: 184.108.40.206 (A).
16) Establishment procedure rooms must be completely separate from any room that is used for human habitation, or room in which food is prepared, hair salon, retail sales, or other such activity which may cause contamination of work surfaces; - Rule: 220.127.116.11 (A).
17) Establishments that reprocess reusable instruments shall have an equipment cleaning room that is physically separated from the work stations. Establishments that use only disposable instruments are exempt from this rule; – Rule: 18.104.22.168 (B).
18) Establishments must have adequate ventilation and lighting; - Rule: 22.214.171.124 (D).
19) Accessible hand sink and toilet- Sinks must have both hot and cold running water, liquid antimicrobial soap
and paper towels must be readily accessible within the establishment. A separate lavatory and toilet should also
be available. A service sink shall serve no more than three operators; –Rule: 126.96.36.199 (F).