36-35-25 Application of chapter.
Application of chapter.
The provisions of this chapter do not apply to any person
performing massage for compensation if the massage is done under one of the following
As part of a licensed practice as a physician, physician assistant, chiropractor, nurse,
physical therapist, athletic trainer, or other health care profession licensed or certified
under title 36;
As part of a licensed practice pursuant to chapter 36-14 or 36-15, if the licensee is
performing within the scope of the licensed practice and the licensee does not hold
himself or herself out to be a massage therapist or to be engaged in the practice of
In furtherance of duties as an employee of the United States;
As part of a course of study with a facility or instructor recognized and approved by the
board to provide training in massage or the provision of such instruction;
As part of providing a course of instruction or continuing education by a licensed massage
therapist from another state or provider preapproved by the board, in the practice of
massage therapy on a temporary basis not in excess of ten days per calendar year; or
Manipulation of the soft tissues of the human body is restricted to the hands, feet, or ears
and the person does not hold himself or herself out to be a massage therapist or to be
engaged in the practice of massage therapy.
SL 2005, ch 206, § 25; SL 2016, ch 197, § 18.