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TITLE 16ECONOMIC REGULATION
PART 4TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING AND REGULATION
CHAPTER 117MASSAGE THERAPY
SUBCHAPTER HRESPONSIBILITIES OF THE LICENSEE AND CODE OF ETHICS
RULE §117.91Consultation Document

(a) A licensee shall provide an initial consultation to each client before the first massage therapy session and obtain the signature of the client on the consultation document. The consultation document shall include:

  (1) the type of massage therapy services or techniques the licensee anticipates using during the massage therapy session;

  (2) the parts of the client's body that will be massaged or the areas of the client's body that will be avoided during the session, including indications and contraindications;

  (3) a statement that the licensee shall drape the breasts of all female clients and not engage in breast massage of female clients without the written consent of the client;

  (4) a statement that draping of the genital area and gluteal cleavage will be used at all times during the session for all clients;

  (5) a statement that if uncomfortable for any reason, the client may ask the licensee to cease the massage and the licensee will end the massage session; and

  (6) the signature of both the client and the licensee.

(b) If the client's reason for seeking massage therapy changes at any time and any of the information in subsection (a)(1) - (4), is modified, the licensee must provide an updated consultation reflecting any changes and modifications to the techniques used or the parts of the client's body to be massaged.


Source Note: The provisions of this §117.91 adopted to be effective November 1, 2017, 42 TexReg 4991; amended to be effective February 1, 2020, 45 TexReg 543

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