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§ 6-504. Penalties

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, § 6-504
§ 6-504. Penalties
Misdemeanor convictions
(a)(1) This subsection does not apply to a person who practices or attempts to practice massage therapy without a license or registration if the person's license or registration expired fewer than 6 months before the violation occurred.
(2) 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:
(i) For a first offense, a fine not exceeding $2,000 or imprisonment not exceeding 6 months; or
(ii) For a subsequent offense, a fine not exceeding $6,000 or imprisonment not exceeding 1 year.
Reimbursement of costs
(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.
Civil fine
(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.

Credits

Added by Acts 2016, c. 739, § 3, eff. Oct. 1, 2016. Amended by Acts 2022, c. 705, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2022; Acts 2022, c. 706, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2022; Acts 2023, c. 56, § 1, eff. July 1, 2023; Acts 2023, c. 57, § 1, eff. July 1, 2023.
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 6-504, MD HEALTH OCCUP § 6-504
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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