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Article - Health Occupations


    (a)    A person who practices or attempts to practice massage therapy without a license or registration in violation of § 6–501 of this subtitle or represents to the public in violation of § 6–502 of this subtitle that the person is authorized to practice massage therapy is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to:

        (1)    For a first offense, a fine not exceeding $2,000 or imprisonment not exceeding 6 months; or

        (2)    For a subsequent offense, a fine not exceeding $6,000 or imprisonment not exceeding 1 year.

    (b)    A person who is convicted under subsection (a) of this section shall reimburse the Board for the direct costs of the Board, including court reporting services and expert witness fees, incurred as a result of a prosecution under subsection (a) of this section.

    (c)    (1)    A person who violates § 6–501 of this subtitle is subject to a civil fine of not more than $10,000 to be assessed by the Board in accordance with regulations adopted by the Board.

        (2)    The Board shall pay any penalty collected under this subsection into the State Board of Massage Therapy Examiners Fund.

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