[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Glassboro 8-22-2000 by Ord. No. 00-25. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall operate any establishment or utilize any premises in the Borough as or for a massage business, unless or until there first has been obtained a license for such establishment or premises from the Borough Clerk in accordance with the terms and provisions of this chapter.
No person shall render or perform services as a masseur or masseuse or engage in the business of or be employed as a masseur or masseuse unless and until she/he has obtained a masseur's or masseuse's license from the Board of Health of the Borough in accordance with the terms and provisions of this chapter.
Each and every applicant for a license, either for an establishment or premises to be used for a massage business or for a masseur's or masseuse's license, shall submit an application in accordance with § 313-1 above.
If the applicant desires a masseur's or masseuse's license, the application shall also set forth all employment for a period of three years prior to making the application.
The applicant for a license under this chapter shall pay an annual license fee in the amount of $100.
In the event that a license is granted after February 1 in any year, the annual license fee shall be prorated for that portion of the year remaining.
License renewal fees shall be due on February 1 of each year.
Each application for a license, or the renewal thereof, either to operate a massage establishment or premises or to engage in the business of or to be employed as a masseur or masseuse, which is submitted to the Borough Clerk shall be approved by the Borough Council before any license is issued. The Borough Council shall not approve such application if, on the basis of the past criminal record of the applicant or of the principals thereof or on the basis of other evidence of bad character or morals, it shall determine that the granting or renewal of such license would tend to encourage or permit criminal or immoral activities within the Borough.
Treatment of opposite sex prohibited. No person engaged or employed in the business of a masseur or masseuse shall treat a person of the opposite sex.
Records to be kept. Any person who shall be granted a license under this chapter shall be required to keep accurate records which shall indicate the name of the person administering the massage and the name, address and telephone number of the person receiving the massage. Such record shall also indicate how the name, address and telephone number of the person receiving the massage verified this information. The means of identification shall be a driver's license, but in the event that a driver's license is not available, the record shall indicate what identification was available for verification. No massage shall be administered to a person who does not have available some means of identification sufficient to verify his/her name and address. Such records shall be available for inspection by Borough officials during the normal business hours of the licensee, or on reasonable notice by such Borough official.
Hours of operation. The hours of operation of any licensed massage facility shall be limited to the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to massage or physical therapy treatments given as follows:
In the office of a duly licensed physician, osteopath, podiatrist, chiropractor or physical therapist of the State of New Jersey.
In a regularly established and duly licensed medical center, hospital or sanitarium having a staff which includes licensed physicians, osteopaths, podiatrists, chiropractors and/or physical therapists.
By any duly licensed physician, osteopath, podiatrist, chiropractor or physical therapist of the State of New Jersey in the residence of his/her patient.
In any duly licensed health club of the State of New Jersey, Department of Law and Public Safety, Division of Consumer Affairs, Office of Consumer Protection, Regulated Business Section.
By any massage therapist with a current, valid license issued by the State of New Jersey and in compliance with New Jersey statutes.
Any person found guilty of any violation of this chapter shall be subject to a fine not exceeding the sum of $500 or imprisonment in the county jail for a term not to exceed 90 days, or both.