CHAPTER 384a
MASSAGE THERAPISTS

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Sec. 20-206d. Exempt activities.

      Sec. 20-206d. Exempt activities. (a) No provision of this chapter shall be construed to prohibit a student of massage therapy enrolled in a school of massage therapy which satisfies the requirements of section 20-206b from performing work as a required component of his course of study at such school, provided the student shall not hold himself out as licensed as a massage therapist and shall not receive compensation for such work.

      (b) No provision of this chapter shall be construed to prohibit an instructor of massage therapy from demonstrating massage therapy techniques as a component of a course of instruction in a course, seminar or workshop, provided (1) the instruction is under the direct supervision of a licensed massage therapist; (2) the instructor is not a resident of this state; (3) the instructor does not represent himself as a Connecticut licensed massage therapist; (4) the instructor is licensed or certified as a massage therapist in his home state, territory or country, if such licensure or certification is required; (5) the instructor does not receive compensation for massage therapy services, other than compensation as an instructor; and (6) the demonstrated massage therapy services are available only to persons enrolled in the course, seminar or workshop.

      (c) No provision of this chapter shall be construed to prohibit an out-of-state massage therapist who (1) is licensed or certified in another state whose standards for licensure or certification are equivalent to or greater than those required in this state, or (2) if licensure or certification is not required in such other state, is a member in good standing of the American Massage Therapy Association, from providing uncompensated massage therapy services during the Special Olympics or similar athletic competitions for persons with disabilities, provided such out-of-state massage therapist (A) does not represent himself or herself to be a Connecticut licensed massage therapist; (B) provides massage therapy under the supervision of a Connecticut licensed massage therapist; and (C) only provides massage therapy to persons participating in the Special Olympics or similar athletic competitions for persons with disabilities.

      (P.A. 93-296, S. 3, 10; P.A. 95-328, S. 2, 4; P.A. 05-272, S. 21.)

      History: P.A. 93-296 effective June 29, 1993; P.A. 95-328 added Subsec. (b) re exemption for out-of-state instructors; P.A. 05-272 added Subsec. (c) to create exemption allowing out-of-state massage therapists to provide uncompensated massage therapy services during Special Olympics or similar athletic competitions for persons with disabilities under certain circumstances, effective July 13, 2005.

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