Chapter 1.3. Massage Therapy of California Penal Code >> Title 15. >> Part 1. >> Chapter 1.3.
A person who provides a certificate, transcript, diploma, or
other document, or otherwise affirms that a person has received
instruction in massage therapy knowing that the person has not
received instruction in massage therapy or knowing that the person
has not received massage therapy instruction consistent with that
document or affirmation is guilty of a misdemeanor and is punishable
by a fine of not more than two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500)
per violation, or imprisonment in a county jail for not more than
one year, or by both that fine and imprisonment.
For any person that is criminally prosecuted for a violation
of law in connection with massage therapy, including for crimes
relating to prostitution, the arresting law enforcement agency may
provide to the California Massage Therapy Council, created pursuant
to Section 4600.5 of the Business and Professions Code, information
concerning the massage therapy instruction received by the person
prosecuted, including the name of the school attended, if any.