§ 120.04 EXEMPTIONS.
   (A)   The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to the following individuals while engaged in the performance of the duties of their respective professions, and to the following businesses and entities:
      (1)   Physicians, surgeons, chiropractors, osteopaths, podiatrists or physical therapists who are duly licensed to practice their respective professions in the state;
      (2)   State-licensed practical nurses and registered nurses while administering massages in the normal course of their medical duties;
      (3)   Barbers and cosmetologists who are duly licensed under the laws of this state, except that this exemption shall apply solely to the massaging of the neck, back, face, scalp, hair and hands of the customer or client for cosmetic or beautifying purposes;
      (4)   Hospitals, sanitariums, nursing homes, home health agencies, hospice programs and other such programs as defined and licensed by the state under 210 ILCS;
      (5)   Masseurs who administer massages only to the back and/or shoulder region of fully-clothed patrons when such patrons sit in upright massage chairs;
      (6)   Massages provided in the course of not-for-profit special events, such as corporate health and wellness days, fundraisers and athletic events; and
      (7)   Massages provided by massage therapy students enrolled in a recognized school during the course of clinical externships, practicums or community services, provided that such massage services are part of the curricular requirements of the recognized school and are conducted under the supervision of the school’s faculty and/or a massage therapist who is licensed under this chapter.
   (B)   No provision contained in this chapter shall be construed to apply to any person, business or conduct regulated by the provisions of the State Physical Therapy Registration Act, 225 ILCS 90/1 et seq.
(2000 Code, § 121.04) (Ord. 1827, passed 11-19-2001)