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49 Pa. Code § 20.53. Topical preparations.

§ 20.53. Topical preparations.

 (a)  Massage therapists shall store topical preparations in a manner that maintains the integrity of the product and prevents spoilage and contamination.

 (b)  Massage therapists shall dispense topical preparations in a manner that prevents contamination of the unused portion and that prevents cross-contamination between clients.

 (c)  Massage therapists shall use topical preparations that come into contact with a client, such as ice cubes, plasters, herbs, seaweed, muds, scrubs, paraffin or any other similar products only once and shall then dispose of the topical preparations in a sanitary manner. Preparations that are not washed away must be placed in a covered receptacle that is emptied at least daily.

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