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To protect public health, safety, welfare, and morals, the following privilege license provisions and regulations are ordained for the privilege of carrying on the business, trade, or profession of massagist and for the operation or carrying on of the businesses, trades, or professions commonly known as massage parlors, health salons, physical culture studios, or similar establishments wherein massage or physical manipulation of the human body is carried on or practiced. The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to a regularly established and licensed hospital, sanitarium, nursing home, nor to an office or clinic operated and regularly used by a duly qualified and licensed medical practitioner, osteopath, chiropractor, or licensed physical therapist or physical therapist assistant as defined in G.S. § 90-270.90, in connection with the practice of medicine, chiropractic, osteopathy, or physical therapy nor shall it apply to massage and body work therapists duly licensed by the State of North Carolina pursuant to Article 36 of Chapter 90 of the N.C. General Statutes.
('84 Code, § 15-1) (Ord. passed 1-7-77; Am. Ord. O-1997-13, passed 5-6-97; Am. Ord. O-2005-30, passed 9-6-05)