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PDFWAC 246-830-500

Equipment, linens, and sanitation.

(1) A massage therapist using hydrotherapies including, but not limited to, cabinet, vapor or steam baths, whirlpool, hot tub or tub baths must have adequate shower facilities available for client or patient use.
(2) All cabinets, showers, tubs, basins, massage or steam tables, hydrotherapy equipment, and all other fixed equipment used must be thoroughly cleansed using an antimicrobial agent in accordance with the manufacturer directions.
(3) Combs, brushes, shower caps, mechanical, massage and hydrotherapy instruments, or bathing devices that come in contact with the body must be sterilized or disinfected by modern and approved methods and instruments. Devices, equipment or parts thereof having been used on one person must be sterilized or disinfected before being used on another person.
(4) Impervious material must cover, full length and width, all massage tables or pads, pillows, bolsters, and face cradles directly under single service linens or disposable covers. Impervious materials and surfaces must be disinfected after each use.
(5) A massage therapist must provide single service materials or clean linens used in the practice of massage. Linens must be stored in a sanitary manner.
(6) All linens used for one client or patient must be laundered or cleaned before they are used on any other client or patient.
(7) All soiled linens must be immediately placed in a covered receptacle.
(8) Soap and clean towels must be provided by the massage therapist for use by massage therapists, clients or patients and any employees.
(9) All equipment must be clean, in good repair, and maintained to industry standards.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.108.085 and 18.108.025. WSR 23-07-065, § 246-830-500, filed 3/10/23, effective 4/10/23. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.108.025 (1)(a), 18.108.085 (1)(a), 43.70.041 and chapter 18.108 RCW. WSR 17-14-062, § 246-830-500, filed 6/29/17, effective 7/30/17.]
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