A. It is unlawful for any person to practice or in any manner to claim to practice massage
therapy or to advertise massage therapy services unless that person is licensed pursuant
to this chapter. A person who engages in an activity requiring a license pursuant to this chapter
or who uses any word, title or representation in violation of § 32-4252 that implies that the person is licensed to engage in the practice of massage therapy,
or who advertises massage therapy services without being licensed pursuant to this
chapter is guilty of a class 1 misdemeanor.
B. The board may investigate any person to the extent necessary to determine if the
person is engaged in the unlawful practice of massage therapy. If an investigation indicates that a person may be practicing massage therapy unlawfully,
the board shall inform the person of the alleged violation. The board may refer the matter for prosecution regardless of whether the person
ceases the unlawful practice of massage therapy.
C. The board, through the appropriate county attorney or city attorney or the office
of the attorney general, may apply for injunctive relief in any court of competent
jurisdiction or enjoin any person from committing any act in violation of this chapter. Injunctive proceedings are in addition to all penalties and other remedies prescribed
in this chapter.
D. A person who aids or requires another person to directly or indirectly violate this
chapter or board rules, who permits a license to be used by another person or who
acts with the intent to violate this chapter or board rules is subject to a civil
penalty of not more than one thousand dollars for each violation and not more than
five thousand dollars for each subsequent violation. The board shall hold a hearing before it imposes this penalty.
E. The board shall deposit, pursuant to §§ 35-146 and 35-147, all monies it collects from civil penalties pursuant to this section in the state
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