Massage Therapists

ORS 687.122
Investigation of violations

  • power of board
  • subpoenas


Upon the complaint of any citizen of this state, or upon its own motion, the State Board of Massage Therapists may investigate any alleged violation of ORS 687.011 (Definitions) to 687.250 (Enforcement), 687.895 (Procedure for civil penalties) and 687.991 (Criminal penalties).


In the conduct of investigations, the board may:


Take evidence;


Take the depositions of witnesses, including the person charged, in the manner provided by law in civil cases;


Compel the appearance of witnesses, including the person charged, before the board in person the same as in civil cases;


Require answers to interrogatories; and


Compel the production of books, papers, accounts, documents and testimony pertaining to the matter under investigation.


In exercising its authority under subsection (2) of this section, the board may issue subpoenas over the signature of the board chairperson and the seal of the board in the name of the State of Oregon.


If a person fails to comply with a subpoena issued under this section, the judge of the circuit court shall compel obedience by proceedings for contempt as in the case of disobedience of the requirements of a subpoena issued from the court. [1989 c.843 §8; 1997 c.626 §14; 1999 c.537 §18]


Last accessed
Jun. 26, 2021