Chapter 6.49
PUBLIC BATHHOUSE AND HOT TUB EMPLOYEES

Sections:

6.49.001    General provisions.

6.49.020    License required.

6.49.030    Exemptions.

6.49.035    License fees.

6.49.036    Fingerprinting required.

6.49.037    Investigation required.

6.49.042    Photographs required.

6.49.090    Prohibited activity.

6.49.001 General provisions.

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

6.49.020 License required.

(1) It shall be unlawful for any person to work for a public bathhouse or hot tub that does not possess a current and valid license as provided by chapter 6.47 SCC or who does not possess a license as provided for in this chapter.

(2) All licenses required herein shall be invalid as to any premises during any period in which the employer is not engaged in business whether by reason of choice or failure of the employer to operate a business or by reason of lapse, suspension or revocation of employer’s license.

(3) A public bathhouse or hot tub employee license shall entitle a public bathhouse or hot tub employee to work only at the business indicated on the public bathhouse or hot tub employee’s license. If a public bathhouse or hot tub employee changes his or her place of employment during the license term, the license certificate must be returned to the licensing authority for reissuance, upon payment of the fee set out in SCC 6.01.050(2), indicating the new place of employment.

(Added Ord. 86-099, § 63, November 12, 1986; Amended Ord. 87-038, § 61, June 3, 1987).

6.49.030 Exemptions.

The provisions of 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; or

(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, § 63, November 12, 1986).

6.49.035 License fees.

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

(Added Ord. 86-099, § 63, November 12, 1986).

6.49.036 Fingerprinting required.

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

(Added Ord. 99-004, § 2, February 17, 1999, Eff date March 10, 1999).

6.49.037 Investigation required.

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

(Added Ord. 99-004, § 3, February 17, 1999, Eff date March 10, 1999).

6.49.042 Photographs required.

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

(Added Ord. 86-099, § 63, November 12, 1986).

6.49.090 Prohibited activity.

It shall be unlawful for any 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 employee’s license.

(Added Ord. 86-099, § 63, November 12, 1986).