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(a) In addition to all other powers and duties now conferred by law upon county commissions, county commissions, may by order duly entered of record, adopt an ordinance which provides for the licensing for the regulation of the business of massage when carried on within the county. The ordinances may be adopted either for the entire county, or for any portion or portions of the county which may constitute an effective area or areas for those purposes, without the necessity of adopting the ordinances for any other portion of the county. Notwithstanding any other provision of this section to the contrary, no ordinance shall apply to or affect any territory within the boundaries of any municipal corporation which has adopted and has in effect an ordinance which provides for the regulation of the business of massage, unless and until the municipal corporation provides for the regulation of the business of massage by ordinance.
(b) The ordinance may condition the issuance of a license to engage in the business of massage upon proof that a massage business meets the reasonable standards set by the ordinance, which may include, but need not be limited to, the following areas:
(4) Prohibition of the sale or serving of food or beverage or the conducting of nonmassage business on the premises of the massage business. In the event that the business premises in which the massage business is conducted has separate quarters used for purposes other than the massage business, the prohibition of this subsection applies only to the portion of the premises exclusively devoted to the conduct of the massage business.
(1) Proof that the massage personnel or the owners or operators of a massage business have been convicted of a violation of any of the provisions of article eight, eight-a, eight-b or eight-c, chapter sixty-one of this code or proof that massage personnel or the owners or operators of a massage business have been convicted in any other state of any offense which, if committed or attempted in this state, would have been punishable as one of the offenses set forth in this subsection;
(2) Proof that the massage personnel, or the owners, or operators of a massage business have been convicted of any felony offense involving the sale of a controlled substance specified in section two hundred four, two hundred six, two hundred eight, two hundred ten or two hundred twelve, article two, chapter sixty-a of this code or proof that the massage personnel or the owners or operators of the massage business have been convicted in any other state of any offense, which if committed or attempted in this state, would have been punishable as one or more of the offenses set forth in this subsection.
(8) Any other information as the licensing authority may reasonably require which may include, but need not be limited to, the criminal records, if any, of each member of the applicant's governing board and/or its officers and directors, or any of the massage personnel, owners, operators or other employees of the massage business who have been convicted of any violation of any of the provisions set forth in subsection (c) of this section.
(e) This section does not apply to barbers or beauticians licensed to practice, or to persons licensed to practice in any of the health professions, or to persons licensed to practice as massage therapists, under the provisions of chapter thirty of this code when engaging in the practice within the scope of his or her license.
Licensed therapist Jane Doe claims in the lawsuit that Watson contacted her in December 2020 asking for a massage. The woman had been working from home during the pandemic but agreed to meet the grid star at The Houstonian Hotel.
Chilliwack RCMP did confirm Ferrier was a registered massage therapist when the offences allegedly occurred. His registrant status on the College of Massage Therapists of B.C.'s website has been listed as "former" since July 2022. 041b061a72