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§ 6-502. Representations to the public, massage therapist and massage practitioner

West's Annotated Code of MarylandHealth OccupationsEffective: July 1, 2023

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Health Occupations (Refs & Annos)
Title 6. Massage Therapy (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 5. Prohibited Acts (Refs & Annos)
Effective: July 1, 2023
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 6-502
§ 6-502. Representations to the public, massage therapist and massage practitioner
Certain representations prohibited
(a) An individual who is not a licensed massage therapist or registered massage practitioner under this title may not advertise or claim by title, abbreviation, sign, card, or any other representation that the individual practices massage, massage therapy, myotherapy, or any synonym or derivation of these terms.
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(b) An individual who is a registered massage practitioner under this title, or a business entity that employs an individual who is a registered massage practitioner under this title, may not advertise to the public that the individual or business entity provides health-related therapeutic massage services.
Use of title prohibited
(c) Unless authorized to practice under this title, a person may not use the title “massage therapist”, “MT”, “licensed massage therapist”, “LMT”, “massage practitioner”, “MP”, “registered massage practitioner”, or “RMP”, or any other term or title with the intent to represent that the person practices massage therapy.
Proof of licensure or registration
(d) A law enforcement officer may demand proof of licensure or registration.

Credits

Added by Acts 2016, c. 739, § 3, eff. Oct. 1, 2016. Amended by Acts 2019, c. 761, § 1, eff. July 1, 2019; Acts 2023, c. 56, § 1, eff. July 1, 2023; Acts 2023, c. 57, § 1, eff. July 1, 2023.
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 6-502, MD HEALTH OCCUP § 6-502
Current through legislation effective through April 9, 2023, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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