Chapter 6.47
PUBLIC BATHHOUSES AND HOT TUBS

Sections:

6.47.001    General provisions.

6.47.010    Exemptions.

6.47.020    License required.

6.47.030    License fees.

6.47.050    Health authority approval.

6.47.060    Investigation required.

6.47.065    Fingerprinting requirements.

6.47.066    Photographs required.

6.47.080    Liquor, controlled substances - Prohibited.

6.47.090    Hours.

6.47.100    List of services - Required - Records to be kept.

6.47.110    Prohibited activity.

6.47.120    Employees.

6.47.130    Unlawful to employ unlicensed person.

6.47.140    Unlawful to admit certain persons.

6.47.001 General provisions.

Unless specified otherwise in this chapter, the general provisions contained in chapter 6.01 SCC shall apply to this license.

(Added Ord. 86-099, § 62, November 12, 1986).

6.47.010 Exemptions.

The provisions in this chapter do not apply to:

(1) Baths or hot tubs located in a private residence or a private social or athletic club not open to the public generally.

(2) Baths or hot tubs located in public or private educational institutions or athletic organizations.

(3) Treatments given in any hospital, duly licensed nursing or convalescent home, or by physical therapists duly licensed, who treat patients only upon written prescription of a licensed doctor of medicine, or by any other person licensed by the state of Washington to treat the sick, injured, or infirm, or by any nurse under the direction of a person so licensed.

(Added Ord. 86-099, § 62, November 12, 1986).

6.47.020 License required.

It shall be unlawful to operate or maintain a public bathhouse or hot tub without a license as provided in this chapter.

(Added Ord. 86-099, § 62, November 12, 1986).

6.47.030 License fees.

The fees for this license are established by and are contained in SCC 6.01.050(2).

(Added Ord. 86-099, § 62, November 12, 1986).

6.47.050 Health authority approval.

No license or renewal of license to conduct a public bathhouse or hot tub shall be issued or renewed without first having had such inspection and approval as shall be required by the county health authority having jurisdiction over the matter.

(Added Ord. 86-099, § 62, November 12, 1986). (Added Ord. 86-099, § 62, November 12, 1986).

6.47.060 Investigation required.

Applicants seeking a license under this chapter shall be investigated according to the provisions outlined in SCC 6.01.047.

(Added Ord. 86-099, § 62, November 12, 1986).

6.47.065 Fingerprinting requirements.

Applicants seeking a license under this chapter shall be fingerprinted by the sheriff as specified in SCC 6.01.046(1).

(Added Ord. 86-099, § 62, November 12, 1986).

6.47.066 Photographs required.

Applicants seeking a license as prescribed by this chapter shall submit photographs as specified in SCC 6.01.046(2).

(Added Ord. 86-099, § 62, November 12, 1986).

6.47.080 Liquor, controlled substances - Prohibited.

(1) Liquor, as that term is defined by the Washington state alcoholic beverage control act, shall not be distributed or consumed on any premises under regulation of this chapter, unless the premises are licensed to serve the same by the Washington state liquor control board.

(2) Controlled substances, as defined by the Washington state uniform controlled substances act, shall not be distributed or consumed on any premises under regulation of this chapter.

(Added Ord. 86-099, § 62, November 12, 1986).

6.47.090 Hours.

All businesses shall be closed, and all service performed therein discontinued between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.

(Added Ord. 86-099, § 62, November 12, 1986).

6.47.100 List of services - Required - Records to be kept.

A list of all services offered with a brief description of what the service entails, along with the cost for such services, must be posted in a prominent place. All business transactions with customers must be conducted in accordance with the posted list of services. Daily records must be kept of the number of customers, the time of the service, and the amount of money paid by these customers for services, including gratuities. Such records shall be maintained at the premises for at least three years, and shall be open to inspection by the licensing authority, sheriff, or county health authority during business hours.

(Added Ord. 86-099, § 62, November 12, 1986; Amended Ord. 87-038, § 60, June 3, 1987).

6.47.110 Prohibited activity.

It shall be unlawful for any owner, proprietor, manager, employee, or agent of any facility to intentionally touch or manipulate the genitals of a customer in any manner, and such activity shall be grounds for revocation of the business license, as well as the employee license, whether the owner knew of, or encouraged the act, or whether the customer requested or acquiesced in the act.

(Added Ord. 86-099, § 62, November 12, 1986).

6.47.120 Employees.

It shall be unlawful for any owner, proprietor, manager, or person in charge of any facility regulated by this chapter to employ in such establishment any person under the age of 18 years of age.

(Added Ord. 86-099, § 62, November 12, 1986).

6.47.130 Unlawful to employ unlicensed person.

It shall be unlawful for any owner, proprietor, manager, or person in charge of any facility regulated by this chapter, to employ in such establishment, any person who does not have a valid employee license issued pursuant to chapter 6.49 SCC.

(Added Ord. 86-099, § 62, November 12, 1986).

6.47.140 Unlawful to admit certain persons.

It shall be unlawful for any owner, proprietor, manager, or person in charge of any facility regulated by this chapter or any employee or agent of such establishment to knowingly harbor, admit, receive or permit to be or remain in or about such premises, any person under the influences of any controlled substance, or any person who, by his conduct on such premises, tends in any way to corrupt the public peace or morals.

(Added Ord. 86-099, § 62, November 12, 1986).