8 CRR-NY 29.13NY-CRR

OFFICIAL COMPILATION OF CODES, RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
TITLE 8. EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
CHAPTER I. RULES OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS
PART 29. UNPROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
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29.13 Special provisions for the profession of massage therapy.
(a) Unprofessional conduct in the practice of massage therapy shall include all conduct prohibited by sections 29.1 and 29.2 of this Part, except as provided in this section, and shall also include the following:
(1) advertising not in the public interest shall include but not be limited to:
(i) using pictures depicting an unclad or undraped human form;
(ii) using any proper name under which the licensee is not registered unless it is the name of the establishment, firm, partnership, corporation, or professional limited liability partnership or corporation;
(2) nothing in this Part shall be construed to prevent a licensed massage therapist, when advertising his or her practice, from using the letters “LMT” or from identifying areas of practice, such as, but not limited to: shiatsu, acupressure, amma, bodywork, reflexology, Swedish medical massage therapy, polarity, tuina, and connective tissue massage, provided that such identified areas of practice are within the scope of practice of massage therapy as defined in section 7805 of the Education Law.
(3) nothing in this Part shall be construed to prevent the ownership of a firm or corporation practicing massage therapy in this State by an unlicensed person or persons, or to prevent any contractual or employment arrangement between such person or persons and the professional licensee conducting such practice and computing the salary of professional employees, or the amount due the owner of such firm, partnership, or corporation on the basis of a percentage of the receipts from the performance of professional services. This provision shall apply in lieu of section 29.1(b)(4) of this Part;
(4) the provisions of section 29.1(b)(5) of this Part prohibiting immoral conduct shall apply in the practice of massage therapy. Massage of genital areas and massage of a client who is not properly draped for massage, or by a massage therapist who is not properly dressed, shall be considered immoral conduct.
8 CRR-NY 29.13
Current through March 15, 2021
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