This bill would clarify different terms for body art including: body art, body piercing, branding, scarification, subdermal implanting and tattooing. This bill clarifies individuals who obtain a body art permit cannot treat injuries or disorders of the body by incision, manipulation or otherwise practice medicine. The NCMS supports this bill.
A proposed committee substitute was introduced in the House Health Committee on March 15, 2017. It was found favorable.
A proposed committee substitute was introduced in the House Finance Committee on April 25, 2017. It was found favorable and will move to the House floor.
This bill was heard on the House floor on April 26, 2017. This bill received a vote of 111-4, and will now move to the Senate.