On November 15, 2016, the Wheeling-Ohio County Board of Health approved the adoption of a new Tanning Bed Regulation. This Regulation shall be known as the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department Tanning Facility Regulation and shall cover Ohio County, West Virginia.

The regulation includes proof of age requirements; no one under the age of fourteen (14) will be allowed to use the tanning facility and anyone between the ages of fourteen (14) and eighteen (18) must have a parent or guardian present. The regulation will also contain sanitary requirements and tanning facility operator training requirements. The regulation is based on State of West Virginia legislation, Senate Bill No. 464 in 2013 concerning tanning facilities and prohibiting minors from using a tanning facility in West Virginia. The charge of enforcement is assigned to the local health departments.

The regulation will be posted on the health department’s website at www.ohiocountyhealth.com and at the City/County Building to allow for a thirty day comment period starting Saturday, November 26, 2016. A copy of the regulation will be available at the health department. Comments must be in writing and either mailed to: Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department Attn: Howard Gamble, MPH, Administrator, 1500 Chapline Street, Room 106, Wheeling, WV 26003 or submitted by e-mail to [email protected]. No comments will be received by telephone or orally in person.

For more information call the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department at (304) 234-3682 or visit our website at www.ohiocountyhealth.com .



Tanning Regulation