PA 09-182—sHB 5883

Judiciary Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING THE UNLICENSED PRACTICE OF MASSAGE THERAPY

SUMMARY: This act makes it a class C misdemeanor (see Table on Penalties) for anyone to engage in the practice of massage therapy or use the title “massage therapist,” “licensed massage therapist,” “massage practitioner,” “massagist,” “masseur,” or “masseuse” without a license from the Department of Public Health. Prior law required the license, but did not specify a criminal penalty for violators.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2009

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