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FSMTA Legislative Update – May 2024

FSMTA Legislative Update – May 2024

FINGERPRINT RETENTION 2024 marks 10 years since the fingerprint requirement for LMTs was implemented and the largest group of LMTs will be required to retain their fingerprint data in Florida's Care Provider Background Screening Clearinghouse this year. Fingerprint...

FSMTA Legislative Update – February 2024

FSMTA Legislative Update – February 2024

FSMTA is currently watching the status of the following bills: HB1381 and SB1600: Interstate Mobility Requires respective boards of occupations, or DBPR if there is no board, to allow licensure by endorsement if applicant meets certain criteria. CS/HB197 and SB 896:...

FSMTA Legislative Update – January 2024

FSMTA Legislative Update – January 2024

FSMTA is currently watching the status of HB197 and SB 896: Health Care Practitioners and Massage Therapy. While these bills were not sponsored by FSMTA, we did provide input before they were filed and as they were reviewed by Health Regulation, Policy and...

IMPORTANT LEGISLATIVE INFORMATION

IMPORTANT LEGISLATIVE INFORMATION

BE AWARE OF SCAMS Once again, we want to advise you of a current scam targeting massage therapist If you receive an email notifying you that your license has been flagged or placed on hold, disregard the message. Members have recently notified FSMTA of an email that...

IMPORTANT LEGISLATIVE INFORMATION

IMPORTANT LEGISLATIVE INFORMATION

IMPORTANT LEGISLATIVE INFORMATION The Anti-Human trafficking Bill: Anti-human trafficking bill would hold repeat violators accountable Hotels and other public lodging establishments have been caught skirting anti-human trafficking requirements more than 14,000 times...

As we start 2023 it is time to take stock of our past successes and look toward the future of the massage therapy profession. As the FSMTA Director of Legislative Affairs the next couple of months are going to be packed with various meetings. 

As we start 2023 it is time to take stock of our past successes and look toward the future of the massage therapy profession. As the FSMTA Director of Legislative Affairs the next couple of months are going to be packed with various meetings. 

As we start 2023 it is time to take stock of our past successes and look toward the future of the massage therapy profession. As the FSMTA Director of Legislative Affairs the next couple of months are going to be packed with various meetings. The First meeting is the...