503.42 Permits - licenses - regulations.

If a board of township trustees has adopted a resolution under section 503.41 of the Revised Code:

(A) No person shall engage in, conduct or carry on, or permit to be engaged in, conducted or carried on in the unincorporated areas of the township, the operation of a massage establishment without first having obtained a permit from the board of township trustees as provided in section 503.43 of the Revised Code.

(B) No individual shall act as a masseur or masseuse for a massage establishment located in the unincorporated areas of the township without first having obtained a license from the board of township trustees as provided in section 503.45 of the Revised Code.

(C) No owner or operator of a massage establishment located in the unincorporated areas of the township shall knowingly do any of the following:

(1) Employ an unlicensed masseur or masseuse;

(2) Refuse to allow appropriate state or local authorities, including police officers, access to the massage establishment for any health or safety inspection conducted pursuant to a regulation adopted by the township under section 503.41 of the Revised Code;

(3) Operate during the hours designated as prohibited hours of operation by the board of township trustees;

(4) Employ any person under the age of eighteen.

(D) No person employed in a massage establishment located in the unincorporated area of the township shall knowingly do any of the following in the performance of duties at the massage establishment:

(1) Place his or her hand upon, touch with any part of his or her body, fondle in any manner, or massage the sexual or genital area of any other person;

(2) Perform, offer, or agree to perform any act which would require the touching of the sexual or genital area of any other person;

(3) Touch, offer, or agree to touch the sexual or genital area of any other person with any mechanical or electrical apparatus or appliance;

(4) Wear unclean clothing, no clothing, transparent clothing, or clothing that otherwise reveals the sexual or genital areas of the masseur or masseuse;

(5) Uncover or allow the sexual or genital area of any other person to be uncovered while providing massages.

(E) No licensed masseur or masseuse shall accept or continue employment at a massage establishment that does not have a current, valid permit issued by the board of township trustees.

Cite as R.C. § 503.42

History. Effective Date: 06-03-1992