4731.04 Definitions.

As used in this chapter:

(A) "Cosmetic therapy" means the permanent removal of hair from the human body through the use of electric modalities approved by the state medical board for use in cosmetic therapy and may include the systematic friction, stroking, slapping, and kneading or tapping of the face, neck, scalp, or shoulders.

(B) "Fifth pathway training" means supervised clinical training obtained in the United States as a substitute for the internship or social service requirements of a foreign medical school.

(C) "Graduate medical education" means education received through any of the following:

(1) An internship or residency program conducted in the United States and accredited by either the accreditation council for graduate medical education of the American medical association or the American osteopathic association;

(2) A clinical fellowship program conducted in the United States at an institution with a residency program accredited by either the accreditation council for graduate medical education of the American medical association or the American osteopathic association that is in a clinical field the same as or related to the clinical field of the fellowship program;

(3) An internship program conducted in Canada and accredited by the committee on accreditation of preregistration physician training programs of the federation of provincial medical licensing authorities of Canada;

(4) A residency program conducted in Canada and accredited by either the royal college of physicians and surgeons of Canada or the college of family physicians of Canada.

(D) "Massage therapy" means the treatment of disorders of the human body by the manipulation of soft tissue through the systematic external application of massage techniques including touch, stroking, friction, vibration, percussion, kneading, stretching, compression, and joint movements within the normal physiologic range of motion; and adjunctive thereto, the external application of water, heat, cold, topical preparations, and mechanical devices.

Added by 132nd General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 49, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2017.