The provisions of this chapter do not apply to any person performing massage for compensation if the massage is done under one of the following circumstances:
(1) As part of a licensed practice as a physician, physician assistant, chiropractor, nurse, physical therapist, athletic trainer, or other health care profession licensed or certified under title 36;
Terms Used In South Dakota Codified Laws 36-35-25
- Person: includes natural persons, partnerships, associations, cooperative corporations, limited liability companies, and corporations. See South Dakota Codified Laws 2-14-2
(2) As part of a licensed practice pursuant to chapter 36-14 or 36-15 , if the licensee is performing within the scope of the licensed practice and the licensee does not hold himself or herself out to be a massage therapist or to be engaged in the practice of massage therapy;
(3) In furtherance of duties as an employee of the United States;
(4) As part of a course of study with a facility or instructor recognized and approved by the board to provide training in massage or the provision of such instruction;
(5) As part of providing a course of instruction or continuing education by a licensed massage therapist from another state or provider preapproved by the board, in the practice of massage therapy on a temporary basis not in excess of ten days per calendar year; or
(6) Manipulation of the soft tissues of the human body is restricted to the hands, feet, or ears and the person does not hold himself or herself out to be a massage therapist or to be engaged in the practice of massage therapy.
Source: SL 2005, ch 206, § 25; SL 2016, ch 197, § 18.