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what is the law to operate a legit massage parlor in NY, NJ

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what is the law to operate a legit massage parlor in NY, NJ and CT?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Joseph Leon replied 7 years ago.
Are you interested in one of the states for the offered price? Each state requires separate research.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
OK, we can start with NY than. thanks
Expert:  Joseph Leon replied 7 years ago.
As long as you use properly licensed massage therapists, you are fine. The only regulation pertaining to you states"

"No person, firm, partnership, or corporation claiming to be engaged in the practice of massage or massage therapy can in any manner describe, advertise, or place any advertisement for massage therapy services unless such services are performed by a licensed or authorized person."

N.Y. Educ. Law § 7801.

I am also posting some materials for you that describe all the licensing requirements that pertain to licensed massagers.

http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/469710/NYJUR_PHYSICIANS_S_113_2-1-09_0110.pdf
Joseph Leon and 7 other Legal Specialists are ready to help you
Expert:  Joseph Leon replied 7 years ago.
Thanks for the accept. I'll finish up tomorrow, bed time.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Just got your email that you need more information. what information do you need?
Expert:  Joseph Leon replied 7 years ago.
In New Jersey, you have to register with the New Jersey Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy.

New Jersey Statutes Annotated
Title 45. Professions and Occupations
Subtitle 1. Professions and Occupations Regulated by State Boards of Registration and Examination
Chapter 11. Nurses
45:11-76. Employer registration


N.J.S.A. § 45:11-69, shall adopt rules regulating the practice of massage and bodywork therapies.>

a. No employer shall engage in or advertise or hold itself out as offering massage and bodywork therapies unless the employer is registered with the board.

b. A written application for registration shall be made to the board on the form prescribed by the board and shall contain the following information:

(1) The name and residence of the owner or operator of the entity providing massage and bodywork therapies;

(2) The municipality and location of the owner or operator's primary place of business and the locations of all other branches of business; and

(3) Any other biographical information of the applicant as required by the board.

c. Each applicant for registration and each registrant pursuant to the provisions of this section shall pay to the board a fee for the issuance of a two-year registration in the amount established by the board in accordance with the provisions of P.L.1974, c. 46 (C.45:1-3.1 et seq.).
Expert:  Joseph Leon replied 7 years ago.
Was this okay? Do you want me to move on to CT?