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BOARD OF MASSAGE THERAPISTS

 

DIVISION 20

SANITATION, FACILITY AND BUILDING REQUIREMENTS

334-020-0005

Facilities and sanitation

(1) Permanent and Mobile structures:

(a) All permanent structures and mobile facilities where a LMT routinely conducts massage and bodywork must:

(A) Be established and maintained in accordance with all local, state and federal laws, rules and regulations;

(B) Obtain a facility permit to operate;

(i) notify the Board office in writing, within 30 days of relocating the facility;

(ii) keep posted and visible to the public, the facility permit with the correct location address;

(C) Facilities exempted from the permit process:

(i) clinic or facility owned or operated by a person authorized to practice a profession by a health professional regulatory board, as defined in ORS 676.160;

(ii) a career school licensed under ORS 345.010 to 345.450; and

(iii) clinics of a board approved massage therapy program.

(D) Provide a finished lavatory that

(i) Is well maintained,

(ii) Provides a system for sanitary disposal of waste products,

(iii) Is capable of being fully closed and locked from the inside,

(iv) Supplies hot and cold running water,

(v) Is supplied with liquid soap and single use towels,

(vi) Is supplied with toilet paper at each toilet, and

(vii) Has a sign prominently displayed encouraging hand washing;

(E) Dispose of refuse sewage in a manner described by local and state law; and

(F) Follow applicable laws pertaining to public spas, pools, baths and showers.

(b) All treatment spaces must:

(A) Provide for client privacy, both in-house and on-site;

(B) Be designated as used only for massage at the time of services;

(C) Provide for sufficient heating, cooling and ventilation for client comfort; and

(D) Provide illumination during cleaning.

(c) The facility and treatment space must be:

(A) Cleaned regularly and kept free of clutter, garbage or rubbish;

(B) Maintained in a sanitary manner; and

(C) Maintained free from flies, insects, rodents and all other types of pests.

(2) Outcall/On-site

(a) Any temporary location where the LMT conducts massage and bodywork, the LMT must provide and utilize:

(A) Safe, sanitized and well-maintained equipment, tools and preparations;

(B) Sanitary linen practices; and

(C) Client privacy practices.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 687.121
Stats. Implemented: ORS 687.011, 687.051, 687.057, 687.061, 687.081, 687.086 & 687.121
Hist.: HB 88, f. 3-16-56; Renumbered from 333-035-0012; MTB 2-1985, f. & ef. 1-23-85; MTB 1-1986, f. & ef. 1-29-86; Renumbered from 334-010-0030; MTB 1-1992, f. & cert. ef. 7-28-92; BMT 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 7-22-98; BMT 1-2009, f. 2-13-09, cert. ef. 3-1-09; BMT 2-2013, f. 11-26-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14

334-020-0015

Equipment

(1) All equipment and tools used in conjunction with a treatment on a client must:

(a) Be approved by a nationally recognized testing laboratory when applicable;

(b) Be maintained on a regular basis; and

(c) Be cleaned between each use.

(2) Cushions on tables and chairs, as well as bolster and pillows, must be covered with impervious material that is cleaned after every use.

(3) Topical preparations must be:

(a) Stored in a manner that maintains the integrity of the product and prevents spoilage and contamination;

(b) Dispensed in a manner that prevents contamination of the unused portion; and

(c) Dispensed in a manner that prevents cross-contamination between clients.

(4) Topical preparations such as ice cubes, plasters, herbal wraps and any other similar product that comes in contact with the client must be used only once and then disposed of in a sanitary manner.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 687.121
Stats. Implemented: ORS 687.011, 687.051, 687.057, 687.061, 687.081, 687.086 & 687.121
Hist.: HB 88, f. 3-16-56; Renumbered from 333-035-0016; MTB 1-1979, f. & ef. 5-22-79; MTB 1-1986, f. & ef. 1-29-86; Renumbered from 334-010-0040; MTB 1-1992, f. & cert. ef. 7-28-92 (and corrected 8-6-92); BMT 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 7-22-98; BMT 1-2009, f. 2-13-09, cert. ef. 3-1-09; BMT 4-2011, f. 12-1-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12

334-020-0050

Linens

(1) When linens are used they must be routinely cleaned and stored in a manner which reasonably assures the sanitary use for each client.

(2) The use of soiled linens is prohibited.

(3) All soiled linens must be:

(a) Immediately placed in a receptacle that closes and prevents cross-contamination;

(b) Handled as little as possible;

(c) Laundered in a manner that eliminates the risk of spreading parasites, communicable diseases and infections; and

(d) Laundered in a manner that removes all residue of topical preparations.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 687.121
Stats. Implemented: ORS 687.011, 687.051, 687.057, 687.061, 687.081, 687.086 & 687.121
Hist.: HB 88, f. 3-16-56; Transferred from 333-035-0030; MTB 1-1979, f. & ef. 5-22-79; MTB 1-1986, f. & ef. 1-29-86; Renumbered from 334-010-0075; MTB 1-1990, f. & cert. ef. 4-20-90; BMT 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 7-22-98; BMT 1-2009, f. 2-13-09, cert. ef. 3-1-09; BMT 3-2009, f. & cert. ef. 7-2-09

334-020-0055

Communicable Disease Control

(1) All therapists must always practice communicable disease prevention and control.

(2) LMT’s are required to follow the communicable disease guidelines as adopted by the Board.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 687.121
Stats. Implemented: ORS 687.011, 687.051, 687.057, 687.061, 687.081, 687.086 & 687.121
Hist.: HB 88, f. 3-16-56; Transferred from 333-035-0032; MTB 1-1979, f. & ef. 5-22-79; MTB 1-1986, f. & ef. 1-29-86; Renumbered from 334-010-0080; MTB 1-1992, f. & cert. ef. 7-28-92 (and corrected 8-6-92); BMT 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 7-22-98; BMT 1-2009, f. 2-13-09, cert. ef. 3-1-09

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