assembly Bill A8281

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the unauthorized or unlicensed practice of massage therapy

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to higher education
Sep 17, 2021 referred to higher education

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A8281 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§6512, 6513, 6514, 6515 & 6516, Ed L

A8281 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that neither the unauthorized or unlicensed practice of massage therapy, nor aiding or abetting of unauthorized or unlicensed practice of massage therapy, shall be deemed as the crime of unauthorized practice.

A8281 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8281
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                            September 17, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. GONZALEZ-ROJAS -- read once and referred to the
   Committee on Higher Education
 
 AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to  the  unauthorized  or
   unlicensed practice of massage therapy
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 6512  of  the  education  law,  as
 amended  by chapter 644 of the laws of 1979, is amended and a new subdi-
 vision 3 is added to read as follows:
   1. Anyone not authorized to practice under this title who practices or
 offers to practice or holds [himself] THEMSELVES out as  being  able  to
 practice  in  any profession in which a license is a prerequisite to the
 practice of the acts, or who  practices  any  profession  as  an  exempt
 person  during  the  time  when  [his]  THEIR  professional  license  is
 suspended, revoked or annulled, or  who  aids  or  abets  an  unlicensed
 person  to  practice  a  profession,  or  who fraudulently sells, files,
 furnishes, obtains, or who attempts fraudulently to sell, file,  furnish
 or obtain any diploma, license, record or permit purporting to authorize
 the practice of a profession, shall be guilty of a class E felony.
   3.  NEITHER THE UNAUTHORIZED OR UNLICENSED PRACTICE OF MASSAGE THERAPY
 UNDER ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-FIVE OF THIS TITLE, NOR  THE  AIDING  OR
 ABETTING OF UNAUTHORIZED OR UNLICENSED PRACTICE OF MASSAGE THERAPY UNDER
 ARTICLE  ONE  HUNDRED  FIFTY-FIVE OF THIS TITLE, SHALL BE A VIOLATION OF
 THIS SECTION.
   § 2. Section 6513 of the education law is  amended  by  adding  a  new
 subdivision 3 to read as follows:
   3.  NEITHER THE UNAUTHORIZED OR UNLICENSED PRACTICE OF MASSAGE THERAPY
 UNDER ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-FIVE OF THIS TITLE, NOR  THE  AIDING  OR
 ABETTING OF UNAUTHORIZED OR UNLICENSED PRACTICE OF MASSAGE THERAPY UNDER
 ARTICLE  ONE  HUNDRED  FIFTY-FIVE OF THIS TITLE, SHALL BE A VIOLATION OF
 THIS SECTION. NEITHER THE UNAUTHORIZED OR UNLICENSED USE OF  THE  TITLES
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.