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      The Florida Board of Massage had their quarterly board meeting on January 28th and 29th. A large portion of the agenda addressed discipline cases. The most common infraction is “Failure to Report”. If you have a LMT who has legal issues, other than a minor traffic incident, they are required to report it to the board in writing within 30 days. It is important to note, even if someone enters a plea of nolo contendere they are still required to report. Most infractions will not jeopardize a LMTs ability to continue to practice. The standard action taken by the board is a $500 fine per unreported incident, a reprimand on their license, and 10 hours of laws and rules above and beyond the renewal requirement.
      This week the FSMTA Legislative Team begins having meetings with Florida Legislators in order to help educate them regarding the Massage Therapy Profession. Currently we are meeting through zoom due to Covid-19. The outcome of these meetings as well as more information pertaining to massage therapy legislation will be covered in next month’s newsletter.
      FSMTA Massage Convention & Trade Show “Navigating the Future” June 17-19, 2021
      The FSMTA Massage Convention & Trade Show will be held at the beautiful
      Renaissance World Golf Village Resort in St. Augustine, FL.
       Attendees will have the opportunity to earn CE credits, connect with industry leaders,
      engage with exhibitors, network with colleagues and more!
      Early Rate available until April 15th, 2021
      Ian McIntosh – FSMTA, Board of Directors / FSA Regulatory Committee