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(a) Any person, association, firm, or corporation desiring to obtain a massage practitioner or massage establishment license shall make application to the City Manager who shall refer each application for appropriate investigation. The applicant shall sign all authorities to release information for the purpose of investigation and shall be responsible for all costs of investigation. A person desiring licenses authorizing him or her to perform the activities of a massage practitioner and, in addition, to conduct or operate a massage establishment shall submit two separate applications.
(b) The application shall be accompanied by a non-refundable fee. This fee is as set forth in the fee schedule in Part Two - Title Twelve, Chapter 298 of these Codified Ordinances.
(c) The application shall be signed under oath by the applicant and notarized. The application shall contain the information called for in subsection (c)(1) through (10) below:
(1) The full legal name and current residence address of the applicant;
(2) Any other names by which the applicant has been known;
(3) The address at which applicant desires to do business;
(4) The two residence addresses immediately prior to the present residence address of applicant, and the dates of residence at each;
(5) Written proof that the applicant is over the age of 21 years if applying for a massage establishment license, or over the age of 18 years if applying for a massage practitioner license, such as current operator’s license or certified copy of birth certificate;
(6) Two portrait photographs, approximately two inches by two inches in size, taken within the previous six months;
(7) The business license history of the applicant, whether the applicant, in previously operating in this or another city or state under license, has had such licenses revoked or suspended, the reason therefor, and the business activity or occupation subsequent to such suspension or revocation;
(8) All felony and misdemeanor convictions, excluding those for traffic offenses, and the grounds of such convictions;
(9) The applicant’s complete fingerprints, recorded by the Police Division, the cost to be paid by the applicant; and
(10) The applicant’s education, training and experience in the administration, practice or use of the subjects and methods listed in the definition of massage or touching techniques, including diplomas or credentials from schools or institutions of learning. The educational requirements for massage practitioner license applicants shall include certification of satisfactory completion of a minimum of 160 hours of course instructions in anatomy, physiology and massage or touching techniques from a school of massage approved by the State Medical Board of Ohio or an equivalent board from outside this state, or accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education or the Council on Post Secondary Accreditation.
(Ord. 05-19, passed 5-12-2005)