Personal Service Settings

Personal service settings (PSS) are facilities that provide tattooing, body piercing/modification, and aesthetic services that may include hairdressing and barbering, electrolysis, waxing and hair removal, manicure/pedicure, micropigmentation, microblading, microdermabrasion, facials, and eyelash extensions/tinting.

Public Health Units in Ontario are required to inspect personal service settings to ensure that they comply with requirements made under the Personal Service Settings Regulation (O. Reg 136/18) to protect the health and safety of clients seeking these services. Inspection results are publicly available at Grey Bruce Web Live - home (


Anyone who intends to operate a Personal Service Setting is required to notify Public Health as per  Ontario Regulation 136/18. Every owner/operator of a PSS must provide notice to the Medical Officer of Health (MOH) of the Health Unit at least 14 days before:

  • Opening a new operation
  • Providing additional or new services
  • Reconstruction and renovation
  • Moving physical locations (either permanently or temporarily)

Notification can be completed online (PSS Notice of Intent ( or by contacting the Public Health at 519-376-9420 ext. 6 or


Guidance for Personal Service Settings Operators


Blood and Body Fluid Exposure Response (sample) Blood and Body Fluid Exposure Form - Sample



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