The Arizona Revised Statutes have been updated to include the revised sections from the 55th Legislature, 2nd Regular Session. Please note that the next update of this compilation will not take place until after the conclusion of the 56th Legislature, 1st Regular Session, which convenes in January 2023.
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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 section 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 sections 35-146 and 35-147, all monies it collects from civil penalties pursuant to this section in the state general fund.