91-01Posted on Feb 15, 1991 in Formal Opinions
Opinion Letter No. 91-01
February 15, 1991
Massage Therapist License Applications
[OIP Op. Ltr. No. 05-03 partially overrules this opinion to the extent that it states or implies that the UIPA’s privacy exception in section 92F-13(1), HRS, either prohibits public disclosure or mandates confidentiality.]
The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs must keep a massage therapist license application confidential until such time as it has issued a license. After a license has been issued, the name, type of license, status of license, public record address, other names used, previous licenses held, previous and pending disciplinary actions and convictions, and the names of educational institutions where the licensee completed training must be public accessible. Other information about the licensee must not be disclosed to avoid a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.