Â Effective July 1, 2014, the following individuals must undergo a criminal background screening prior to January 31, 2015:
- All massage therapists licensed in this state prior to July 1, 2014;
- Any person with an ownership interest in a massage establishment licensed in this state prior to July 1, 2014, or
- If the massage establishment is owned by a corporation that has more than $250,000 of business assets in this state, the owner, officer or individual directly involved in the management of the establishment will be required to submit to background screening.
How do current licensees comply with this new law?
Licensees must use a Livescan service provider to electronically submit a set of fingerprints to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) for the purpose of conducting a search for any criminal history records that may pertain to the licensee.
Learn more at:Â http://floridasmassagetherapy.gov/latest-news/electronic-fingerprinting/
FOR QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS LAW CONTACT THE BOARD OF MASSAGE THERAPY