At the 2022 National Convention in Cleveland Amelia Mitchell received this year’s Maryland Chapter Meritorious Award for her tremendous work with the Chapter and Government Relations. Amelia was unanimously nominated for the award by the MD Chapter Board. Once received, her daughter will be presented with the plaque.
ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY: MASSAGE THERAPY ESTABLISHMENT LICENSE
On September 16, 2022 the Anne Arundel County Executive approved bill 76-22 which creates a massage establishment license. This bill will go into effect October 31, 2022. This bill creates a massage therapy establishment license requirement. It also designates the authority to administer and enforce the licensing provisions.
Massage Therapy Establishment is defined as:
⦁ A location where one or more persons are offering, purporting to offer, holding themselves out as providing or administering massage therapy onsite or offsite; or
⦁ One or more persons offering, overseeing, or sending a person or persons to offer, provide, or administer massage therapy at a clients residence or other location in the county selected by a client, whether or not operating from a fixed location, except for a person licensed or registered under § 6-301 of the health occupations article of the state code who is operating as a sole practitioner and engaging in massage therapy only at the Licensee’s residence or at a client’s residence or other location selected by a client.
⦁ Massage Therapy Establishment does not include a location where all the individuals providing massage therapy are not required to have a license or registration under § 6-301 of the health occupations article of the state code.
The Application will require the following information:
⦁ The names and addresses of the applicant and all owners, operators, and managers of the massage therapy establishment.
⦁ The location of the massage therapy establishment and the names and addresses of all lessees and owners of the real property where the establishment is located.
⦁ The names and addresses of all persons providing massage therapy at the massage therapy establishment.
⦁ Copies of all licenses and registrations for persons identified in subparagraph III.
⦁ The applicant shall report any changes to the information contained in the application to the director in writing within 30 days of those changes.
The fee for this license will be $25 and the license will be good for 5 years from the date of issue.
What does that mean for me?
⦁ If you own a massage therapy business in AACO you may be required to obtain a Massage Therapy Establishment License.
⦁ If you are a sole proprietor working out of your personal residence or providing mobile massage at the client’s location of choice you are exempt and do not need a massage therapy establishment license.
⦁ If you have more than one massage therapy business in AACO you will need to get a separate license for each location.
⦁ If you sublease from someone the leaser must provide your information in their application for Massage Therapy Establishment license.
A full copy of the bill can be found at https://www.aacounty.org/departments/county-council/legislation/bills-and-resolutions/BILL%20NO.%2076-22%20final.pdf.
Please be advised that we are not attorneys and cannot provide legal advice. More information about the application process will be provided as soon as it becomes available. If you have any questions, please contact Sabrina Lopez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mid-Atlantic CE Summit – hosted by Massage Envy
October 8, 2022 – 9, 2022
Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel
2800 S. Potomac Ave.
Arlington, VA 22202
The AMTA Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. Chapters are excited to invite you to a CE summit hosted by Massage Envy.
This is an excellent opportunity to get last minute Continuing Education for only $99. Classes include, Ethics and Healthy Boundaries (Ethics CE); Working with the Shoulder Girdle; Serving Transgender Clients in Holistic Health (Diversity CE); and Working with the Anterior Neck
Lunch will be provided both days, along with a Saturday evening reception.
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