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§ 6-311. Injunctions

West's Annotated Code of MarylandHealth OccupationsEffective: October 1, 2016

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Health Occupations (Refs & Annos)
Title 6. Massage Therapy (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 3. Licenses and Registrations (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2016
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 6-311
§ 6-311. Injunctions
In general
(a) An action may be maintained in the name of the State or the Board to enjoin:
(1) The unauthorized practice of massage therapy; or
(2) Conduct that is a ground for disciplinary action under § 6-308 of this subtitle.
Movants
(b) An action under this section may be brought by:
(1) The Board in its own name;
(2) The Attorney General, in the name of the State; or
(3) A State's Attorney, in the name of the State.
Jurisdiction
(c) An action under this section may be brought in the county where the defendant:
(1) Resides; or
(2) Engages in the act sought to be enjoined.
Authorized actions
(d)(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection, an action under this section may not be brought against an individual who is authorized to practice a health occupation under this article.
(2) An action under this section may be brought against an individual who is authorized to practice massage therapy under this title.
Damages
(e) Proof of actual damage or that any person will sustain any damage if an injunction is not granted is not required for an action under this section.
Criminal prosecutions
(f) An action under this section is in addition to and not instead of criminal prosecution for the unauthorized practice of massage therapy under § 6-501 of this title or disciplinary action under § 6-308 of this subtitle.

Credits

Added by Acts 2016, c. 739, § 3, eff. Oct. 1, 2016.
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 6-311, MD HEALTH OCCUP § 6-311
Current with all legislation from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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