Los Angeles County
enacted an ordinance to improve the safety of workers in
the Adult Film Industry.
Effective December 14, 2012, the ordinance, Safer Sex
in the Adult Film Industry, requires all adult film
producers filming in unincorporated county areas or in
any city that has adopted Los Angeles County Health and
Safety Code, Title 11, Chapter 11.39, to obtain an Adult
Film Production Public Health Permit. The Act
conditions any film permit issued by the County for the
production of an adult film on the use of condoms and
other safety precautions to minimize the spread of HIV
and other sexually transmitted infections, and
authorizes the Department of Public Health (DPH) to take
appropriate measures to enforce the Act.
Investigation (PHI) Administration has been designated to
implement the permitting process and enforce the Act.
Upon issuance of a Conditional Adult Film Production
Public Health Permit, producers are advised of the requirement to
provide proof of completion of blood borne pathogen
training specific to the adult film industry and
approved by DPH for the individual owner or all company
principals and management level employees, and all film
directors; receive DPH approval of an Exposure Control
Plan that specifies how employee risk of exposure to
blood or other infectious material will be minimized;
display the permit in an area visible to
performers at all times at the location where an adult
film is being filmed; and use condoms for any acts of
vaginal or anal sexual intercourse.
will enforce the provisions of the Act.
PHI Administration will also respond to all inquiries,
concerns, and complaints from the public.
complaints, or to apply for a permit, call (323) 659-6144.
Los Angeles County Health
and Safety Code, Title 11, Chapter 11.39
California Code of
Regulations, Title 8, Sections 3203 and 5192