At least I think it is. We typically rough in a couple of can lights over the tub but I have a homeowner that wants to have a hanging light instead. I assume I would have to GFI protect it but are there any other issues, e.g. damp location issues. Would the light have to be a particular style?
They also want a duplex receptacle and a coax outlet on the wall above the tub as well. Any issues there besides GFI protection?
I don't understand people sometimes. Ha ha...I told them to be sure and get a TV with a REAL short cord...
NEC 410.4(D) says 'NO' to the hanging light unless no part of it is less than 8' above the TOP of the tub. I doubt that you would have the ceiling height to pull that one off. I'd ask the AHJ if he would prohibit a receptacle based on NEC 406.8(C); the local interpretations vary. I like the GFCI idea, even if your local Codes don't require it. It looks better in court when this doofus gets a shock while in the tub. Some jurisdictions call for GFCI for nearly everything in the room.
This TV in the tub area is becoming very popular it seems. All receptacles in a bathroom are required to be GFCI protected. Receptacles are not allowed in the tub area. The code requires receptacles within five feet of a hydromassage tub be GFCI protected. (I suppose someone could install just a hydromassage tub in a room without a basin, thus the room not being defined as bathroom, and a special requirement for GFCI protection[680.71], but I've never seen that).
Tub area in regards to receptacles is not clearly defined in the code, so an interpretation is needed.