Who needs a physical fitness services bond?
In the State of South Carolina, health clubs are required to obtain a surety bond to be in compliance with Section 44-79-80 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina. The South Carolina Physical Fitness Services Act requires that all businesses offering physical fitness services in the State file with the S.C. Department of Consumer Affairs for a physical fitness Certificate of Authority.
What is the physical fitness services bond?
The physical fitness services bond protects the party requesting the surety bond, the Obligee, against any financial losses as a result of poor financial choices, damages, unethical decisions, or a failure to adhere to state and local laws on the part of you, the Principal. By obtaining your bond, you are telling the Obligee that you can be trusted and that you stand by your business decisions.
"Physical fitness services" means facilities or services for the development of physical fitness through exercise or weight control. The term includes the facilities and services of health or exercise centers, clubs, studios, or classes; health spas; weight control centers, clinics, or studios; figure salons; tanning centers; and athletic or sport clubs. It does not include rehabilitative therapy administered by a licensed physical therapist.
The South Carolina physical fitness services bonds are also known as: South Carolina health club bond, South Carolina health studio bond, fitness bond, fitness club bond, and health club bond.
What else do I need besides the bond?
Health club owners will submit the original signed bond form to the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs at the following address:
South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs
PO Box 5757
Columbia, SC 29250
They may be reached by phone at (803) 734-4200.
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