TITLE 23
Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-20.8
Licensing of Massage Therapists

SECTION 23-20.8-11


§ 23-20.8-11 Penalties.

(a) Any person who practices massage or acts in any capacity where a license is required by this chapter, without a license provided for in this chapter, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and subject to a fine of up to one thousand dollars ($1,000) or thirty (30) days in jail.

(b) Any owner, operator, manager, or licensee in charge of or in control of a massage therapy establishment who knowingly employs a person who is not licensed as a massage therapist, or who allows an unlicensed person to perform, operate, or practice massage is guilty of a misdemeanor and subject to a fine of up to one thousand dollars ($1,000) and thirty (30) days in jail.

(c) The practice of massage by a person without a license issued under this chapter is declared to be a danger to the public health and welfare. In addition to any other civil, criminal, or disciplinary remedy, the attorney general or prosecuting attorney of any municipality where the person is practicing, or purporting to practice, may maintain an action to enjoin that person from practicing massage until this person secures a valid license.

(d) [Deleted by P.L. 2008, ch. 100, art. 6, § 1].

History of Section.
(P.L. 1998, ch. 273, § 3; P.L. 2008, ch. 100, art. 6, § 1.)