The following words and terms, when used in this Division K, shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.
ACCREDITED INSTITUTION. An educational institution holding accredited status with the United States Department of Education.
ACCREDITED PROGRAM. A professional program accredited by the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA).
CLEAN. The absence of dirt, grease, rubbish, garbage and other offensive, unsightly or extraneous matter.
GOOD REPAIR. Free of corrosion, breaks, cracks, chips, pitting, excessive wear and tear, leaks, obstructions and similar defects so as to constitute a good and sound condition.
ISSUING AUTHORITY. The City of Bloomington License Section.
MASSAGE. Any method of pressure on, or friction against, or the rubbing, stroking, kneading, tapping, pounding, vibrating, stimulating or rolling of the external parts of the human body with the hands or with the aid of any mechanical or electrical apparatus, or other appliances or devices, with or without such supplementary aids as rubbing alcohol, liniment, antiseptic, oil, powder, cream, lotion, ointment or other similar preparations.
MASSAGE THERAPIST. An individual who practices or administers to the public who can demonstrate to the that he or she:
(1) Has current insurance coverage of $1,000,000 for professional liability in the practice of ;
(2) Is affiliated with, employed by or owns a licensed by the city; and
(3) Has completed 400 hours, if licensed before March 22, 2010, or 600 hours, if licensed after March 22, 2010, of certified therapeutic training with content that includes the subjects of anatomy, physiology, hygiene, ethics, theory and research, and practice from an or that has been approved by the . These training hours must be authenticated by a single provider through a certified copy of the transcript of academic record from the school issuing the training, degree or diploma.
OPERATE. To own, manage or conduct, or to have control, charge or custody over.
PERSON. Any individual, firm, association, partnership, corporation, joint venture or combination of individuals.
REMODEL. Any change to the current requiring either a building or trades permit for the work to proceed. REMODEL does not include changes to the front desk area, waiting area, painting, wallpapering or carpeting, even if a permit is otherwise required. Adding a new station or area, plumbing changes or expanding into an adjacent space to add stations or areas are examples of remodeling. Remodeling also means any changes to a plan previously submitted to the city.
THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE ENTERPRISE. A who a business which hires only licensed therapeutic to provide massage to the public. The owner/operator of a THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE ENTERPRISE need not be licensed as a therapeutic if he or she does not at anytime practice or administer to the public.
WITHIN THE CITY. Includes physical presence as well as telephone referrals such as phone-a- operations in which the business premises, although not physically located within the city, serves as a point of assignment of employees who respond to requests for services from within the city.
(1958 Code, § 150.23) (Ord. 112, passed 9-16-1947; Ord. 137, passed 12-7-1948; Ord. 148, passed 8-15-1950; repealed and new Division added by Ord. 171, passed 12-4-1951; Ord. 75-3, passed 1-13-1975, renumbered to § 150.21; recodified by Ord. 95-13, passed 8-7-1995; Ord. 99-23, passed 9-7-1999; amended by Ord. 2010-8, passed 4-12-2010; Ord. 2014-18, passed 12-1-2014)