FL Massage Law Amended, LMT’s Must Present Valid ID if Asked

Beginning July 1, 2012, the massage law will require that any person operating, employed by, or performing a massage, in a licensed massage establishment, must immediately present, upon request of a Department of Health inspector/investigator or law enforcement, a valid government identification while in the establishment.

Valid government identification means one of the following:

  1. Current driver’s license,
  2. Current identification card issued by a state, territory, or district of the United States (U.S.)
  3. Valid passport issued by the, U.S.
  4. Naturalization certificate issued by the U.S.,
  5. Valid alien registration receipt card (green card), or
  6. Valid employment authorization card issued by the U.S.

In addition, any person, firm, or corporation operating a licensed massage establishment must maintain a valid work authorization document on the premises for each employee who is not a United States citizen.

Read HB 7049 here.