(a) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (b), this chapter shall supersede any regulation adopted by a political subdivision of the state related to the licensing or regulation of massage therapists and massage therapy establishments.

Terms Used In Alabama Code 34-43-19

  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608

(b) This section shall not affect:

(1) Local regulations relating to zoning requirements or occupational license taxes pertaining to massage therapists and massage therapy establishments.

(2) Local regulations that do not relate to the practice of massage therapy by qualified persons.

(c) A county, or a municipality within its jurisdiction, may regulate persons licensed pursuant to this chapter. Regulation shall be consistent with this chapter. This section shall not be construed to prohibit a county or municipality from regulating persons not licensed pursuant to this chapter.

(Acts 1996, No. 96-661, p. 360, §19.)