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§ 515.3. Practice of massage therapy in cosmetology salon or esthetician salon

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 63 P.S. Professions and Occupations (State Licensed)Effective: November 24, 2014

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 63 P.S. Professions and Occupations (State Licensed) (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 16. Beauty Culture (Refs & Annos)
Effective: November 24, 2014
63 P.S. § 515.3
§ 515.3. Practice of massage therapy in cosmetology salon or esthetician salon
(a) An individual licensed under the act of October 9, 2008 (P.L. 1438, No. 118),1 known as the “Massage Therapy Law,” shall be permitted to practice massage therapy within the approved premises of a licensed cosmetology salon or a licensed esthetician salon if the following conditions are met:
(1) The massage therapy licensee is the owner of or employed by the salon and is not an independent contractor.
(2) The massage therapist practices in accordance with this act and the Massage Therapy Law.
(3) The salon owner provides an appropriate level of privacy for clients in accordance with the following:
(i) No physical barriers separating the areas used for massage therapy from the areas used for cosmetology or esthetics shall be required when a massage therapist performs massage services that a cosmetologist or esthetician is authorized to perform.
(ii) A salon owner shall be required to provide separate massage therapy rooms with permanent walls and doors to ensure privacy for clients receiving massage services from a massage therapist when the services are beyond the practice of cosmetology or esthetics.
(iii) In order to enhance client comfort, esthetician services may be provided to a client in the same room where the client receives massage therapy, provided these services are not performed concurrently.
(b) A licensee under this section is subject to inspection by the board and the State Board of Massage Therapy.
(c) A licensee under this section who violates this act or the Massage Therapy law shall be subject to discipline by the licensee's applicable licensing board.
(d) Within 18 months of the effective date of this section, the board and the State Board of Massage Therapy shall jointly promulgate final regulations to carry out the provisions of this section.

Credits

1933, May 3, P.L. 242, No. 86, § 9.3, added 2014, Sept. 24, P.L. 2476, No. 136, § 2, effective in 60 days [Nov. 24, 2014].

Footnotes

63 P.S. § 627.1 et seq.
63 P.S. § 515.3, PA ST 63 P.S. § 515.3
Current through 2022 Regular Session Act 96. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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