The act adds the crime of human trafficking to the list of existing offenses for which a license may be denied or revoked and includes a plea of nolo contendere or a receipt of a deferred sentence as reasons the director may deny a license or take disciplinary action against a licensee. The act also allows the director to take disciplinary action against a licensee for fraudulent, coercive, or dishonest practices; incompetence or untrustworthiness; or indecent exposure. The director is also permitted to fine a person who violates the massage therapy laws. The act makes it a misdemeanor for a person to aid or abet the unlicensed practice of massage therapy.
The act allows a city, county, city and county, or other political subdivision to inspect massage businesses.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)