New Law – Licensure and Renewals

A new law passed on July 1, 2009 prohibits the issuance or renewal of a massage therapy license for an individual who was convicted of a felony under chapter 409, chapter 817, chapter 893, 21 U.S.C. ss. 801-970, or 42 U.S.C. ss. 1395-1396, unless the sentence and any subsequent period of probation for such conviction or pleas ended more than 15 years prior to the date of the application.

This ALERT is posted on the Florida Board of Massage Therapy Website.

If this law affects you, please contact FSMTA at and let us know. Label the subject line: 2009 Law – Licensure and Renewals.

For more information, please visit the links provided below.

This new law is Florida Statute 456.0635 and contains references to the following laws:

Florida Statutes,  Chapter 409

Florida Statutes, Chapter 817

Florida Statutes, Chapter 893

United States Code, Chapter 13 (ss. 801-970) (455 KB pdf)

United States Code, Chapter 42 (ss. 1395-1396) (4.75 MB pdf)

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