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(225 ILCS 57/50)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
It is a misdemeanor for any person, organization,
or corporation to advertise massage services
unless the person providing the service holds a valid license under this Act,
except for those excluded licensed professionals who are allowed to include
massage in their scope of practice.
A massage therapist may not advertise unless he or she has a current license
issued by this State. A massage therapist shall include the current license number issued by the Department on all advertisements in accordance with paragraph (4) of subsection (a) of Section 45. "Advertise" as used in this Section includes, but is not
limited to, the
issuance of any
card, sign, or device to any person; the causing, permitting, or allowing of
any sign or marking
on or in any building, vehicle, or structure; advertising in any newspaper or
magazine; any listing
or advertising in any directory under a classification or heading that includes
"massage", "massage therapist", "therapeutic massage", or "massage
therapeutic"; or commercials broadcast by any means.
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22