452-19  Penalties.  (a)  Any person who practices massage or maintains a massage therapy establishment, or acts in any capacity wherein a license is required by this chapter, without a license provided for in this chapter, shall be guilty of a petty misdemeanor.

Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes 452-19

  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.

     (b)  Any owner, operator, manager, or licensee in charge of or in control of a massage therapy establishment who knowingly employs a person who is not licensed as a massage therapist or who has not received a permit as a massage therapist apprentice as provided in this chapter, or who allows an unlicensed person to perform, operate, or practice massage is guilty of a misdemeanor.