Substitute for Raised H.B. No. 5455
Session Year 2012


AN ACT CONCERNING PENALTIES FOR AND THE INVESTIGATION OF THE OPERATION OF ILLEGAL MASSAGE ESTABLISHMENTS.

To add "shiatsu", "acupressure" and "Thai massage" to the list of services that may not be advertised without a license to engage in massage therapy; to provide that employers who employ unlicensed persons as massage therapists are guilty of a class C misdemeanor; and to require the Commissioner of Public Health and local health departments to investigate complaints that persons are engaging in the practice of massage therapy without a license within thirty days of receiving such complaint.