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法規名稱(Title) Tainan Municipal Self-Government Ordinance on Sanitary Control of Business Operations Ch
公發布日(Date) 2012.12.27
法規沿革(Legislative) Promulgated on December 27, 2012 by Order Fu-Fa-Gui-Zi No. 1011100916A.
法規內文(Content) Article 1 This Self-Government Ordinance is formulated to protect public health by strengthening the sanitary control of places of business and practitioners.

Article 2 The "competent authority" as used in this Self-Government Ordinance refers to the Public Health Bureau, Tainan City Government.

Article 3 "Sanitation at places of business" as used in this Self-Government ordinance refers to the sanitary control of business places of the following businesses and practitioners:
1. Accommodation business, referring to the business of operating inns or tourist hotels;
2. Barber and beauty business, referring to the business of performing the practices of barbering, hair-dressing or beauty at a fixed place;
3. Bathing business, referring to the business of operating bathrooms, saunas, baths, hot spring baths, spa baths or other fixed places to bath or soak;
4. Entertaining business, referring to the business of operating audiovisual services, karaoke bars, showrooms, ballrooms or other fixed places to enjoy audiovisual services, to sing or to dance;
5. Cinema business, referring to the businesses of showing movies at a fixed place;
6. Swimming business, referring to the business of operating swimming pools, marine bathing beaches, freshwater bathing beaches or other fixed places to swim or do water activities;
7. Other businesses designated and announced by the competent authority.

Article 4 Places of business shall appoint a health manager, who has the duty and responsibility of managing health-related matters and training the employees on personal hygiene.
The health manager mentioned in the preceding paragraph shall complete health manager training program offered by the competent authority and obtain a certificate of qualification. The health manager shall receive health manager training program offered by the competent authority no less than once every three years during his or her service.

Article 5 A place of business shall comply with, in addition to applicable laws and regulations, the following requirements:
1. The place shall be maintained in a clean condition and a disease vector control facility shall be in place to prevent the entry of unhygienic disease vectors and breeding sources.
2. Cooling water towers for central air conditioning system shall be cleaned and disinfected at least once every six months.
3. A first aid box shall be available and the first-aid medications and equipment in the box shall be replenished after each use and shall not be expired.
4. Utensils, towels, bedding or other related supplies for consumers to use shall be cleaned and disinfected after each client. A toothbrush or disposable razor shall not be used more than one time.
5. Toilets shall be regularly disinfected and deodorized and must conform to the following requirements:
1) Toilets and urinals shall be flush type.
2) Floors and walls shall be constructed of impervious, easily cleanable and dirt-resistant materials.
3) Hand washing facilities shall be available and cleaning agents and paper towels or electric hand dryers shall be provided.
4) Toilet papers and covered trash containers shall be provided.
5) A record of cleaning operations shall be maintained and available for inspection by the competent authority.

Article 6 The effective methods of disinfection announced by central health authorities or the competent authority shall be adopted in a place of business.

Article 7 Responsible person of a place of business shall require individuals working thereat to comply with the following requirements:
1. An individual working thereat shall not begin working until having taken and passed medical examination and shall receive periodic medical examination once every year during his or her service.
2. An individual working thereat shall attend sanitation training courses offered by the competent authority or an institution accredited by the competent authority once every year during his or her service.
3. An individual working thereat shall pay attention to personal hygiene and wear clean clothes at work.
The scope of the medical examination mentioned in the first subparagraph of the preceding paragraph shall be announced by the competent authority. A list of individuals working thereat and their health examination records shall be kept in the place of business for inspection by the competent authority.

Article 8 A consumer who, after entering a place of business, commits or does any act which endangers the public health shall be asked to stop the behavior by the responsible person of the place or individuals working thereat.
The acts deemed dangerous to the public health as described in the preceding paragraph shall be announced by the competent authority and the content of such announcement shall be posted in an obvious location of the place of business by the responsible person or individuals working thereat.

Article 9 Inspectors from the competent authority may, upon presenting proper credentials, enter a place of business to perform a sanitation inspection or sampling and testing. The responsible person and individuals working thereat must not evade, hinder or refuse.
The result of the sanitation inspection or sampling and testing mentioned in the preceding paragraph shall be announced.

Article 10 Accommodation businesses shall comply with the following requirements:
1. Illumination levels in a place of business shall be at:
1) Fifty lux or more in lobbies, halls, restaurants, reception rooms, rooms, corridors, staircases, bathrooms and toilets;
2) Two hundred lux or more in kitchens, pantries and at in-room writing desks.
2. Storage tanks and water towers shall be tightly locked and cleaned every six months. A detailed record of such operations shall be kept for two years and available for inspections by the competent authority.

Article 11 Barber and beauty businesses shall comply with the following requirements:
1. Places of business
1) Chairs for barbering, hair-dressing or beauty services shall be available.
2) Washbasins with running water and a good drainage system shall be available.
3) Sterilization equipment and solid storage cabinets for implements shall be available.
4) Illumination level shall be at no less than 300 lux.
2. Practitioners
1) A practitioner shall keep hands clean and wash hands before and after serving a client.
2) A practitioner shall wear a mask when performing facial makeup application, skin treatment or shaving services.
3) A practitioner may, upon discovering that a consumer has any suppurative ulcers or wounds or infectious skin disease, refuse to provide services to the person, or shall, if the service had begun, immediately disinfect his or her own hands and all implements.
4) A practitioner shall, before performing permanent waving or hair coloring, ask the client if he or she has any known allergies.

Article 12 Bathing businesses shall comply with the following requirements:
1. Places of business:
1) Separate dressing and shower facilities for each sex, with lockers or storage units, shall be provided and maintained in a clean condition.
2) Mats shall be provided at the entrance. Floors shall be cleaned daily and slip-resistant.
2. Bath pools:
1) Public bath pools without a recirculation-filtration system shall be drained and refilled at least once every day. Public bath pools with a recirculation-filtration system shall be drained and refilled at least once every two months. Pools shall, prior to being refilled, be washed with a detergent and scrubbed on the inside and outside. A record of cleaning operations shall be kept in an obvious location for inspection by the competent authority.
2) Edge of a hot spring bath pool shall be elevated above the floor of the bathing place and a continuous overflow of water from the pool shall be maintained during operating hours.
3) Parameters of water quality, pH, microbial test results, water temperature, warning of high water temperature near the inlet, safety rules for soaking, emergency procedures, water purification methods and precautions shall be displayed in an obvious location of the hot spring bathing place.
3. Water Quality:
Microbial indicators in the water shall meet the requirements announced by the competent authority.

Article 13 Entertaining and cinema businesses shall comply with the following requirements:
1. Indoor temperature in an air-conditioned place must not be lower than twenty three degrees Celsius, nor more than ten degrees Celsius above or below outdoor temperature. Indoor relative humidity level shall be kept between sixty and seventy five percent.
2. Place of business shall be maintained in a clean condition.    

Article 14 Swimming businesses shall comply with the following requirements
1. The competent authority shall be informed of the beginning and ending dates of operation ten days prior to the beginning and ending of operation each year.
2. An attendant shall be present and on duty at wading pool for sanitary control during operating hours.
3. Separate dressing and shower facilities for each sex, with lockers or storage units, shall be provided and maintained in a clean condition.
4. Illumination at 100 lux or higher shall be provided for indoor pools or outdoor pools used at night.
5. Swimming or water activity pools without a recirculation-filtration system shall be drained and refilled at least once a week. Wading pools without a recirculation-filtration system system shall be drained and refilled at least once everyday. Pools with a recirculation-filtration system shall be drained and refilled at least once every month. Pools shall, prior to being refilled, be washed and scrubbed thoroughly on the inside and outside. A record of cleaning operations shall be kept in an obvious location for inspection by the competent authority.
6. Water quality:
1) PH, free available chlorine residual and microbial indicators shall meet the requirements announced by the competent authority.
2) Water shall be clear, odorless and colorless at all time without any obvious scum floating on the surface.
3) Pool walls, pool floors and walking areas shall be clear of moss and algae.
4) Pool floors and overflow gutters shall be clear of obvious sediment deposits.
7. Pool water quality tests shall be conducted and recorded for pH, free available chlorine residual, water temperature and indoor ambient temperature every two hours during operating hours. A record of test results shall be maintained for one year and kept in an obvious location of the place of business for inspection by the competent authority.
8. Pools disinfected using gas chlorine shall be equipped with a chlorine colorimeter. Pools disinfected using other methods than chlorine shall have the method reported to and approved by the competent authority and the water quality therein is not governed by the provisions of item 1 Subparagraph 6 of this article.
9. There shall be no sewage or industrial wastewater discharged into a marine (freshwater) bathing beach area and the water quality therein shall meet the requirements announced by the competent authority.

Article 15 Failure to correct, within the deadline provided in notification for timely correction, a violation of the provision of Article 8 by responsible person of a place of business or an individual working thereat is subject to a fine of NT $1,000 to NT $5,000 on the responsible person.

Article 16 Failure to correct, within the deadline provided in notification for timely correction, a violation of any of the provisions in Articles 4 to 6, Article 7 Paragraph 1, 3, or Articles 10 to 14 is subject to a fine of NT $3,000 to NT $15,000 on the responsible person.

Article 17 Evading, hindering or refusing the inspection or sampling and testing provided in Article 9 Paragraph 1 is subject to a fine of NT $5,000 to NT $25,000 on the responsible person and an enforced performance of inspection or sampling and testing.

Article 18 This Self-Government Ordinance shall take effect six months after the date of promulgation.