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2011-05-05 23:56:01
Health Department definitions

Health Department.
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  1. Acceptable
    Satisfactory or adequate; fulfilling the needs or requirments of a specified rule, provision, or policy.
  2. Agency
    The Oregon Health Licensing Agency. The agency is respinsible for the budget, personnel, performace based outcomes, consumer protection, fee collection, mediation, complaint resolution, discipline, rulemaking and record keeping.
  3. Antiseptic
    Product used to stop or inhibit the growth of bacteria.
  4. Approved
    Acceptable to the Oregon Health Licensing Agency.
  5. Clean
    The absence of soil and dirt.
  6. Communicable Disease or condition.
    Diseases or confitions diagnosed by a licensed physician as being contagious or transmissible which include but are not limited to the following:

    • -Chickenpox
    • -Diptheria
    • -Measles
    • -Mumps
    • -Menigococcal Disease
    • -Pertussis (whooping cough)
    • -Plague
    • -Poison Oak
    • -Rubella
    • -Scabies
    • -Staphlococcal skin infection
    • -Strep throat
    • -Tinea (ring worm)
    • -Tuberculosis
  7. Completed procedure
    A piercing which has been finished.
  8. Cosmetic
    Preparatin designed to beautify the body.
  9. Director
    The individual who is resonsible for the performance of the agency as defined in ORS 676.610. The director appoints all subordinate officers and employees to cary out the duties of the agency.
  10. Earlobe
    The lowest part of the auricle; it consists of fat and fibrous tissue not reinforced by the auricular cartilage.
  11. Easily accessible
    Unrestricted use or availability, easy to approach or enter.
  12. Enclosed storage area
    Seperate room, closet, cupboard or cabinet.
  13. Equivalent
    Comparable but not identical, covering the same subject matter.
  14. Facility
    The establishment in which technicians perform the act of body piercing and includes all areas used by a body-piercing technician and clients, including but not limited to the treatment area and waiting/reception areas.
  15. Health Licensing Office
    The Health agency
  16. High-level disinfectant
    A chemical agent, which has demonstrated tuberculocidal activity and is registered with the EPA or approved by the FDA.
  17. Instruments
    Body-piercing equipment. Such equipment includes but is not limited to piercing needles, forceps, hemostats, tweezers, or other implements used to pierce, puncture, or be inserted into any part of the human body for the intended purpose of making a permanent hole. Such equipment also includes studs, hoops, rings or other decorative jewelry, materials or apparatuses inserted into any part of the human body for the intended purpose of placement in the hole resulting from piercing.
  18. Linens
    Cloths or towels used for such things as draping or protecting table.
  19. Low-level disinfectant
    A chemical agent, which has demonstrated bactericidal, germicidal, fungicidal and limited virucidal activity and is registered with the EPA.
  20. Needle
    Implement used to pierce or puncture a hole in any part of the human body.
  21. Operatory
    • (a) A screened or separated area away from public access and viewing, isolated from a reception or waiting area, when piercings are conducted upon the genital, nipple, or any other discreet part of a person's body; or
    • (b) A designated area, which is segregated from other business activities or services, when ear-piercing services are conducted. The designated area may consist solely of a table, workstation and/or chair independent of any other retail or merchandise activities.
  22. Owner
    means and includes every person having ownership, control or custody of any place of business or employment.
  23. Permanent Hole
    means a hole produced by piercing or puncturing any part of the human body, with instruments intended to leave an opening in body tissue(s) into which an appropriate device or apparatus may be inserted. Permanent hole includes any body part newly pierced or punctured which is undergoing a healing process; and, any piercing whether or not removal of a device or apparatus from the perforation would result in fusing or healing of the tissue or skin structures.
  24. Person
    means one or more individuals, legal representatives, partnerships, joint ventures, associations, corporations (whether or not organized for profit), business trusts, or any organized group of persons.
  25. Piercing gun
    means a hand-held tool manufactured exclusively for piercing the earlobe, into which studs and clutches are placed and inserted into the earlobe by a hand-squeezed action to create a permanent hole. The tool is made of plastic, stainless steel or other material that can be disinfected.
  26. Place or places of business
    means the name, mailing address, and location where the registrant or person provides piercing services.
  27. Premises
    means the entire area of the facility where body-piercing services are provided.
  28. Program
    means established within the agency with no advisory board.
  29. Protective gloves
    means gloves made of vinyl, latex or "Nitrile".
  30. Public view
    means open to view and easy for the public to see, located in the waiting or lobby area of place of business.
  31. Renew
    means to extend a current license or registration for a two year period beyond expiration or to bring an inactive license or registration to current, active status.
  32. Sharps
    means any object that can penetrate the skin, including but not limited to needles, scalpel blades, lancets, glass tubes that could be broken during handling and syringes that have been removed from their original sterile containers.
  33. Sharps container
    means a puncture-resistant, leak-proof container that can be closed for handling, storage, transportation, and disposal. The container must be red and may be labeled with the "Biohazard" symbol.
  34. Single Use
    means products, instruments or items that are disposed of after each use, including but not limited to cotton swabs or balls, tissues or paper products, paper or plastic cups, gauze and sanitary coverings, piercing needles and protective gloves.
  35. Standard Precautions
    means a set of guidelines and controls, which outline certain practices which health workers should employ in order to prevent parenteral, mucous-membrane, and no intact skin exposure to blood-borne pathogens as published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
  36. Sterilization
    means destruction of all forms of macrobiotic life, including spores.