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Statute Text

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Article - Health Occupations
§6–405.  
(a)    (1)   In Charles County and Washington County, the county commissioners may adopt ordinances or regulations relating to massage establishments and the practices of massage therapists, massage practitioners, and any other individuals who provide massage for compensation.
(2)   In Howard County, after consultation with the Board, the governing body may adopt ordinances or regulations relating to verification, inspection, and display of licenses issued under this subtitle.
(b)    (1)   The Charles County Commissioners shall provide that the Director of the Charles County Health Department and the Office of the Sheriff for Charles County have the authority to carry out the provisions of the ordinances or regulations adopted under subsection (a) of this section.
(2)   The Washington County Commissioners shall provide that the Washington County Health Officer and the Office of the Sheriff for Washington County have the authority to carry out the provisions of the ordinances or regulations adopted under subsection (a) of this section.
(3)   The governing body of Howard County shall provide that the Howard County Health Officer and the Howard County Police Department have the authority to carry out the provisions of the ordinances or regulations adopted under subsection (a) of this section.