It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in, conduct, or carry on, or to permit to be engaged in, conducted, or carried on, in or upon any premises in the City the operation of a massage establishment, solo practitioner massage establishment, or outcall massage service without first obtaining a permit from the Director, unless all persons employed by that establishment or service are certified as massage practitioner(s) or therapist(s) by the CAMTC pursuant to the California Business and Professions Code.
Hospitals, nursing homes, and other State-licensed health care facilities providing massage services to their patients shall not be required to obtain a permit under this Section, where the services are provided by a licensed or certificated health care practitioner or an individual practicing massage under the direction of a health care practitioner. For purposes of this Section, “health care practitioner” shall mean any person whose activities are licensed or regulated under Division 2 of the California Business and Professions Code or any initiative act referred to in that division.
A permit shall not be required under this Section where the services are provided on the premises (1) by a licensed or certificated health care practitioner or (2) by a barber, cosmetologist, esthetician, or manicurist, licensed or certificated pursuant to Division 3, Chapter 10, of the California Business and Professions Code, practicing massage as part of his or her work as a barber, cosmetologist, esthetician, or manicurist, and within the scope of any relevant state restrictions on the practice of massage by members of those professions. A non-profit organization providing massage services on its premises, and the individuals providing the massage services, are exempt from permit and license fees under this Article, but the organization and the individuals must obtain the necessary permits and licenses and otherwise comply with all relevant requirements.
(Added as Sec. 1908 by Ord. 269-03, File No. 030995, App. 12/5/2003; redesignated and amended by Ord. 262-13, File No. 130400, App. 11/27/2013, Eff. 12/27/2013)