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(A) The city’s Board of Health is authorized, with the approval of the Mayor, to regulate the management and operation of massage parlors and the qualification and examination of persons operating or employed by the establishments. These rules and regulations may require a practical or other examination concerning the possession of knowledge or skill by the licensee to furnish the treatment or therapy which the licensee professes or advertises to be competent to furnish.
(B) Any license, issued by the City Controller and the city’s Health Department under this chapter, may be limited to the practice of treatment or therapy concerning which the applicant has passed a qualifying examination, as provided in division (A) above.
(C) Each physiotherapist shall hold the following credentials.
(1) A valid certificate or diploma issued by a school for physical therapy technicians approved by the Council of Medical Education and Hospitals of the American Medical Association;
(2) A certificate of registered nurse issued by an approved or accepted nursing training school where a standard and accepted physiotherapy department and course of study and training has been completed and a certificate therefor has been granted; and
(3) Membership in the American Physical Therapy Association shall be accepted as sufficient qualification for an operator’s card, provided, that the membership has not lapsed or been suspended or revoked.
(D) The Department of Health shall keep on file a list of accredited training schools for physiotherapists, and this list may be revised at the discretion of the Board of Health at any regular or special meeting.
(Prior Code, § 120.30) (Ord. 4210, passed 6-14-1976) Penalty, see § 120.99