2011 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 37 — Professions and occupations
RS 37:3558 — Registration of massage establishments

LA Rev Stat § 37:3558 What's This?

§3558. Registration of massage establishments

A. A massage establishment shall register with the board as provided in the following:

(1) For physical addresses where only one massage therapist is practicing:

(a) The professional massage license shall act as a registration certificate for the establishment;

(b) Separate professional licenses will be issued for each physical address listed on the license application form or renewal application form; and

(c) The professional license will cover all outcalls made from that physical address by the licensee.

(2) For physical addresses where more than one massage therapist is practicing:

(a) A separate massage establishment registration certificate is required;

(b) The responsibility for obtaining a massage establishment registration certificate shall belong to one of the following entities as it applies to the physical location: sole proprietor, lessee, owner, partnership, corporation, cooperative, association, or other legal entity; and

(c) The establishment registration certificate shall cover all outcalls made from the physical address by massage therapists listed on the establishment registration.

B.(1) A sexually oriented business, as defined in Subsection C of this Section, shall be ineligible for registration as a massage establishment and shall not operate as a massage establishment.

(2) The physical address where a sexually oriented business is determined to be in operation shall be ineligible to house a registered massage establishment for a period of not less than two years following such a determination.

C. For purposes of this Chapter, "sexually oriented business" means a sex parlor, massage parlor, nude studio, modeling studio, love parlor, adult bookstore, adult movie theater, adult video arcade, adult motel, or other commercial enterprise which has as its primary business the offering of a service or the sale, rent, or exhibit of devices or any other items intended to provide sexual stimulation or sexual gratification to the customer.

D. A massage establishment shall employ only licensed massage therapists or provisionally licensed massage therapists to perform massage therapy.

Acts 1992, No. 753, §2, eff. Sept. 1, 1992; Acts 1993, No. 766, §1; Acts 2001, No. 387, §1.

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