§ 23-20.8-1 Definitions
§ 23-20.8-2.1 Board of massage therapists
§ 23-20.8-3 Practice of massage therapy — License required — Use of title limited — Qualifications for licenses continuing education — Fees
§ 23-20.8-4 Board of massage therapists — Powers and duties
§ 23-20.8-5 Application for license — Issuance or denial of license — Minimum qualifications
§ 23-20.8-6 Suspension and revocation of licenses
§ 23-20.8-7 Judicial review of license action
§ 23-20.8-9 Persons exempt
§ 23-20.8-10 Enforcement
§ 23-20.8-11 Penalties

Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws > Chapter 23-20.8

  • Board: means the Rhode Island State Board of Licensed Massage Therapists as established within this chapter. See Rhode Island General Laws 23-20.8-1
  • body-works services: means body rubs, body stimulation, manipulation, or conditioning of any part or parts of the body, spa services, and spa treatments performed by any person not licensed under title 23. See Rhode Island General Laws 23-20.8-1
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Continuing education: means a course of study subsequent to the completion of, and in addition to, an approved entry-level program of massage therapy education. See Rhode Island General Laws 23-20.8-1
  • Continuing education units: means an instructional period of at least fifty (50) continuous minutes per hour in a recognized or approved course. See Rhode Island General Laws 23-20.8-1
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • 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.
  • Grace period: The number of days you'll have to pay your bill for purchases in full without triggering a finance charge. Source: Federal Reserve
  • in writing: include printing, engraving, lithographing, and photo-lithographing, and all other representations of words in letters of the usual form. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-16
  • Massage: means the systematic and scientific manipulation of the soft tissues of the body accomplished by the use of digits, hands, forearms, elbows, knees, or feet, hand-held tool, or other external apparatus. See Rhode Island General Laws 23-20.8-1
  • Massage therapist: means a person engaged in the practice of massage and is licensed in accordance with this chapter of the general laws of the state of Rhode Island. See Rhode Island General Laws 23-20.8-1
  • Massage therapy: means the use of massage for therapeutic purposes, including, but not limited to: pain management, stress reduction, promotion of relaxation, and enhancement of general health and well-being. See Rhode Island General Laws 23-20.8-1
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • oath: includes affirmation; the word "sworn" includes affirmed; and the word "engaged" includes either sworn or affirmed. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-11
  • 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: extends to and includes co-partnerships and bodies corporate and politic. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-6
  • Practice of massage therapy: means the exchange of massage therapy services for currency, goods, or services. See Rhode Island General Laws 23-20.8-1
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Topical applications: means but is not limited to, lubricants, emollients, non-prescription analgesics, and the use of heat and cold. See Rhode Island General Laws 23-20.8-1
  • town: may be construed to include city; the words "town council" include city council; the words "town clerk" include city clerk; the words "ward clerk" include clerk of election district; the words "town treasurer" include city treasurer; and the words "town sergeant" include city sergeant. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-9
  • United States: include the several states and the territories of the United States. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-8