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The prohibition comes from the heater manufacturers, not the NEC. (Except for manufactured homes and mobile homes - this is specifically prohibited there, unless the manufacturer allows it.)

No dates that I'm aware of. It's just a bad idea.

You can buy baseboard heaters with built-in receptacles and the NEC will allow those in lieu of wall mounted receptacles in required areas.

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Here's what the NEC says about :

210.52 Dwelling Unit Receptacle Outlets

"Permanently installed electric baseboard heaters equipped with factory-installed receptacle outlets or outlets provided as a separate assembly by the manufacturer shall be permitted as the required outlet or outlets for the wall space utilized by such permanently installed heaters. Such receptacle outlets shall not be connected to the heater circuits.

FPN: Listed baseboard heaters include instructions that may not permit their installation below receptacle outlets."

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