It shall be unlawful for any individual who is not certified as a massage practitioner or therapist by the CAMTC pursuant to the California Business and Professions Code to engage in the practice of massage without first obtaining a permit from the Director.
An individual may receive a permit as either a general massage practitioner or an advanced massage practitioner, as provided in Section 29.3. As used in this Article, the term “massage practitioner” shall refer to both general massage practitioners and advanced massage practitioners, unless otherwise specifically provided in this Article.
A permit is not required where the individual is a licensed or certificated health care practitioner practicing massage as part of his or her health care practice. 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 is not required where the individual is 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.
An individual practicing massage under the direction of a non-profit organization, and the organization itself are exempt from permit and license fees under this Article, but the individual and the organization must obtain the necessary permits and licenses and otherwise comply with all relevant requirements.
(Added as Sec. 1901 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)