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For the purposes of this Article 29:
"Approved School" or "Approved Massage School" means a school that provides instruction and training in massage and meets the requirements of California Business and Professions Code Section 4601(a).
"CAMTC" means the California Massage Therapy Council as established in California Business and Professions Code Section 4602, or any successor agency.
"CAMTC Certified Practitioner" means an individual who administers massage for compensation and holds a valid and active certificate to practice massage issued by CAMTC pursuant to California Business and Professions Code Sections 4604 or 4604.2.
"City" means the City and County of San Francisco.
"Compensation" means a payment, loan, advance, donation, contribution, deposit, forgiveness of debt, or gift of money or anything of value.
"Convicted" means having pled guilty or having received a verdict of guilty, including a verdict following a plea of nolo contendere, to a crime.
"Department" means Department of Public Health.
"Director" means the Director of the Department of Public Health or any individual designated by the Director to act on his or her behalf.
“Inspector” means a Department employee responsible for conducting inspections on behalf of the Department.
"Massage" means any method of pressure on or friction against, or stroking, kneading, rubbing, tapping, pounding, vibrating, or stimulating the external soft pads of the body with the hands or with the aid of any apparatus or appliance.
“Massage Business” means Massage Establishment, Outcall Massage Service, and Sole Practitioner Massage Establishment, collectively.
"Massage Establishment" means a fixed place of business where more than one individual administers Massage for Compensation, excluding those locations where Massage is provided only on an outcall basis.
“Massage Practitioner” means any individual who administers Massage for Compensation pursuant to a permit issued by the Director under this Article 29.
"Outcall Massage Service" means any business other than a Massage Establishment or Sole Practitioner Massage Establishment that provides Massage for Compensation at a location designated by the client rather than on its premises.
"Owner" means any individual, partnership, firm, association, corporation, or combination of individuals of whatever form or character with an ownership interest in a business that provides Massage services.
"Sole Practitioner" means a Massage Practitioner permit holder or CAMTC Certified Practitioner who provides Massage for Compensation without any partners, associates, or employees, and absent any business relationship with a Massage Establishment.
“Sole Practitioner Massage Establishment” means a fixed place of business solely owned by a Massage Practitioner permit holder or CAMTC Certified Practitioner, which individual is the only person who provides Massage for Compensation. The business location may be shared by up to two Massage Practitioners or CAMTC Certified Practitioners in any combination, except as otherwise provided pursuant to Section 29.29(e).
(Added as Sec. 1900 by Ord. 269-03, File No. 030995, App. 12/5/2003; redesignated as Sec. 29.1 and amended by Ord. 262-13, File No. 130400, App. 11/27/2013, Eff. 12/27/2013; redesignated and amended by Ord. 72-15 , File No. 141302, App. 5/28/2015, Eff. 6/27/2015; amended by Ord. 272-18, File No. 180757, App. 11/20/2018, Eff. 12/21/2018)
(Former Sec. 29.5 added as Sec. 1904 by Ord. 269-03, File No. 030995, App. 12/5/2003; redesignated and amended by Ord. 262-13, File No. 130400, App. 11/27/2013, Eff. 12/27/2013; amended by Ord. 75-14 , File No. 140226, App. 5/28/2014, Eff. 6/27/2014; redesignated as Sec. 29.13 and amended by Ord. 72-15 , File No. 141302, App. 5/28/2015, Eff. 6/27/2015)