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Personal Service Settings

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Personal Service Settings offer or specialize in services such as: tattooing; body and ear piercing; haircutting/hairdressing; manicures and pedicures; waxing; facials; eyelash extensions and more.

Exposure to blood or body fluids from these procedures can lead to bloodborne infections such as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV. The HKPR District Health Unit inspects these facilities once a year, and on a complaint basis, to assess infection protection and control practices, as well as cleaning, disinfecting and safety measures.

As an owner/operator, it’s the law in Ontario that you must provide written notice to the Health Unit about your intentions and location at least 14 days before:

  • Opening a personal service setting;
  • Offering additional services at a personal service setting; or
  • Starting construction or renovation of a personal service setting.

Please complete the following form and submit to the Health Unit ( If you have questions, call us at 1-866-888-4577, ext. 5006:

Personal Service Setting Opening Notification Form

Complete this form at least 14 days prior to proposed opening.

This form is to notify the Health Unit of a new personal service setting, change or addition to services, change in location, renovation or new ownership.

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