Ordinance No. 2021-560, an Ordinance to amend Article IV Massage Establishments in Chapter 14 Businesses to comply with HB 242
Effective July 1, 2019, the State of Georgia adopted amendments to the Georgia Massage Therapy Practice Act. The amendments recognize massage therapists as healthcare professionals and give the Georgia Board of Massage Therapy the power to regulate the practice of massage therapy in Georgia. The law does not allow municipalities to limit where a massage therapy business can be located, to prohibit off-premises or mobile services by a licensed massage therapist, or to collect fees that are not imposed on other licensed healthcare professionals. Therefore, multiple sections of Article IV, Massage Establishments, of Chapter 14, Businesses, must be deleted to comply with the amended state law.
- Public Hearing (Y/N)
- City Manager
- Jenny Simpkins, Assistant City Manager
- Staff Recommendations:
- Motion to approve Ordinance No. 2021-560, amending Article IV Massage Establishments of Chapter 14, Businesses, to comply with HB 242.
- Department Head Approval:
- B. Johnsa
- Mayor's Signature Required: