10.65.01.05

.05 Licensure or Registration Required; Exceptions.

An individual shall be licensed by the Board in order to practice massage therapy, and shall be registered by the Board in order to practice massage therapy in a setting that is not a health care setting, except for the following:

A. A student enrolled in an approved education program as determined by the Board while performing massage therapy in the program;

B. An individual who:

(1) Practices massage therapy in a Board-approved, recognized jurisdiction with an active license or registration in good standing;

(2) Is seeking to practice in Maryland exclusively with a visiting organization for not more than 7 consecutive days and not to exceed 30 days per calendar year; and

(3) Submits a timely request by application in accordance with Board procedures;

C. A family member performing massage therapy on another family member;

D. An athletic trainer while functioning in the scope of the athletic trainer's professional capacity;

E. An individual employed by the federal government to practice massage therapy while practicing within the scope of the individual's employment; or

F. A licensed cosmetologist or esthetician who:

(1) Operates a beauty salon;

(2) Has obtained a permit from the State Board of Cosmetology as required under Business Occupations and Professions Article, §5-501, Annotated Code of Maryland; and

(3) Limits their practice to:

(a) Being within the scope of a license issued by the State Board of Cosmetology; and

(b) The application and removal of skin products, not including massage therapy.