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For the purpose of this article, the following words shall have the following meanings:
(A) APPLICANT - A person who is required to file an application for a massage business or establishment permit or a massage technician permit.
(B) APPROVED SCHOOL - A facility that teaches the theory, ethics, practice, profession, and work of massage therapy and that is approved by any of the following:
(1) The Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education pursuant to former Cal. Education Code, Section 94739 prior to July 1, 2007, and as of the date on which an applicant successfully completed a minimum of 250 hours of supervised, in-class instruction;
(2) The Department of Consumer Affairs;
(3) An institution accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities or the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and that is one of the following:
(a) A public institution;
(b) An institution incorporated and lawfully operating as a nonprofit public benefit corporation pursuant to Cal. Corporations Code, Title 1, Division 2, Part 2 (commencing with Section 5110) and that is not managed by any entity for profit;
(c) A for-profit institution.
(4) A college or university of the state higher education system, as defined in Cal. Education Code, Section 100850;
(5) A school of equal or greater training that is approved by the corresponding agency in another state or territory of the United States or accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education.
The term APPROVED SCHOOL shall not include a school or institution of learning offering or allowing correspondence courses not requiring actual attendance at classes.
(C) COMPENSATION - The payment, loan, advance, donation, contribution, deposit, exchange, or gift of money or anything of value.
(D) LICENSE COLLECTOR - The assistant city treasurer or designee.
(E) MASSAGE or MASSAGE THERAPY - The application of various techniques to the muscular structure and soft tissues of the human body, including but not limited to any method of pressure or friction against, or stroking, kneading, rubbing, tapping, compression, pounding, vibrating, rocking or stimulating of the external surfaces of the body with hands or with any object or appliance.
(F) MASSAGE BUSINESS or ESTABLISHMENT - Any business or establishment which offers massage or massage therapy in exchange for compensation at a fixed place of business, including any business or establishment which offers any combination of massage or massage therapy and bath facilities, including but not limited to showers, baths, wet and dry heat rooms, steam rooms, pools, and hot tubs.
(G) MASSAGE PRACTITIONER - Any person to whom a massage therapy certificate has been issued pursuant to Cal. Business and Professions Code, Section 4601, subdivision (b), paragraph (1) and who is engaged in the practice of massage therapy for compensation.
(H) MASSAGE TECHNICIAN - A person to whom a massage technician permit has been issued by the city's license collector.
(I) MASSAGE THERAPIST - Any person to whom a massage therapy certificate has been issued pursuant to Cal. Business and Professions Code, Section 4601, subdivision (c) and who is engaged in the practice of massage therapy for compensation.
(J) MASSAGE THERAPY CERTIFICATE - A certificate issued by the California Massage Therapy Council pursuant to Cal. Business and Professions Code, Section 4601, subsection (a).
(K) PERMITTEE - A person to whom a massage business or establishment permit or a massage technician permit has been issued by the city's license collector.
(Ord. No. 2811, 2823, 2851, 2977)