§ 5307 License; certification required
§ 5308 Qualifications of applicant; report to Attorney General; judicial review
§ 5309 Qualifications of applicants for certification as massage technicians
§ 5310 Reciprocity
§ 5311 Fees
§ 5312 Issuance and renewal of licenses; certification
§ 5313 Grounds for discipline
§ 5314 Complaints
§ 5315 Disciplinary sanctions
§ 5316 Hearing procedures
§ 5317 Penalties
§ 5318 Practice of massage and bodywork on minors
§ 5319 Qualifications of applicants for massage establishments
§ 5320 Unlicensed practice violations; penalties
§ 5321 Inspections

Terms Used In Delaware Code > Title 24 > Chapter 53 > Subchapter II

  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Board: shall mean the State Board of Massage and Bodywork established in this chapter. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 5302
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Division: shall mean the Division of Professional Regulation of the Department of State of Delaware. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 5302
  • Escheat: Reversion of real or personal property to the state when 1) a person dies without leaving a will and has no heirs, or 2) when the property (such as a bank account) has been inactive for a certain period of time. Source: OCC
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Legacy: A gift of property made by will.
  • Massage and bodywork therapist: shall mean a person who represents himself or herself to the public by any title or description of services incorporating the words "bodywork" "massage" "massage therapist" "massage therapy" "massage practitioner" "massagist" "masseur" "masseuse" or who engages in the practice of massage and bodywork for a fee, monetary or otherwise. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 5302
  • Massage establishment: means any place of business that offers the practice of massage and bodywork and where the practice of massage and bodywork is conducted on the premises of the business, or that represents itself to the public by any title or description of services incorporating the words "bodywork" "massage" "massage therapy" "massage practitioner" "massagist" "masseur" "masseuse" or other words identified by the Board in regulation. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 5302
  • Massage technician: shall mean a person, who is certified with the Board to perform certain functions within the practice of massage therapy, and who is authorized by the Board to use any title or description of services incorporating the words "bodywork" "massage" "massage practitioner" "massagist" "masseur" "masseuse" or certified massage technician" but shall be prohibited from using the words "therapist" or "therapy. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 5302
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Oath: includes affirmation in all cases where an affirmation may be substituted for an oath, and "sworn" includes affirmed; and the forms shall be varied accordingly. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: shall mean a corporation, company, association and partnership, as well as an individual. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 5302
  • place of business: includes any office, clinic, facility, salon, spa, or other location where a person or persons engage in the practice of massage and bodywork. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 5302
  • Practice of massage and bodywork: shall mean a system of structured touch applied to the superficial or deep tissue, muscle, or connective tissue, by applying pressure with manual means. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 5302
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Professional-in-charge: means a licensee who is responsible for the operation of a massage establishment, including ensuring that all employees are licensed, where required by law. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 5302
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • State: means any state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 5302
  • State: means the State of Delaware; and when applied to different parts of the United States, it includes the District of Columbia and the several territories and possessions of the United States. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • Substantially related: means the nature of the criminal conduct, for which the person was convicted, has a direct bearing on the fitness or ability to perform 1 or more of the duties or responsibilities necessarily related to the practice of massage and bodywork. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 5302
  • this State: means the State of Delaware. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 5302
  • United States: includes its territories and possessions and the District of Columbia. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • Year: means a calendar year, and is equivalent to the words "year of our Lord. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307