Title 23
Health and Safety

Chapter 20.8
Licensing of Massage Therapists

R.I. Gen. Laws § 23-20.8-11

§ 23-20.8-11. Penalties.

(a) Any person who practices massage therapy 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.

(b) Any owner, operator, manager, or licensee in charge of or in control of a massage therapy practice 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 therapy is guilty of a misdemeanor.

(c) The practice of massage therapy 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 therapy 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; P.L. 2019, ch. 114, § 1; P.L. 2019, ch. 140, § 1.