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 on our Check-It site.;

Check-it Disclosures After July 10, 2023

Grey Bruce Public Health changed service providers for our inspection platform in the Summer of 2023. For inspections conducted before July 10 2023 please contact us at 519 376 9420 or 1 800 263 3456, or e-mail us for assistance.


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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