Florida Senate - 2011 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 584 Barcode 154674 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House Comm: RCS . 03/09/2011 . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Health Regulation (Garcia) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Delete everything after the enacting clause 4 and insert: 5 Section 1. Subsection (5) is added to section 480.041, 6 Florida Statutes, to read: 7 480.041 Massage therapists; qualifications; temporary 8 permits; licensure; endorsement.— 9 (5) An applicant for a temporary permit shall apply to the 10 department in writing upon forms prepared and furnished by the 11 department in accordance with the board’s rules. 12 (a) The board may issue a temporary permit to practice 13 massage therapy to an applicant who: 14 1. Graduates from a massage therapy school that is 15 accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United 16 States Department of Education. 17 2. Meets all of the qualifications for licensure under this 18 section, except for the provision of paragraph (1)(b) that 19 pertains to the completion of an apprenticeship program and 20 paragraphs (1)(c), (4)(b), and (4)(c). 21 (b) If an applicant desires to practice massage therapy 22 before becoming licensed by examination and completes a course 23 of study at a massage school that has been board-approved and 24 accredited under (5)(a)1., the applicant may apply for a 25 temporary permit in accordance with rules adopted under this 26 chapter. 27 (c) A temporary permit is valid for 6 months after issuance 28 by the board or until the applicant fails the massage licensure 29 examination or receives a massage therapist license, whichever 30 occurs first. 31 (d) An applicant for licensure by examination who practices 32 under a temporary permit may practice massage therapy only under 33 the supervision of a licensed massage therapist who has a full, 34 active, and unencumbered license. 35 Section 2. Paragraph (m) is added to subsection (1) of 36 section 480.044, Florida Statutes, to read: 37 480.044 Fees; disposition.— 38 (1) The board shall set fees according to the following 39 schedule: 40 (m) Temporary permit fee: $50. 41 Section 3. This act shall take effect January 3, 2012. 42 43 44 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 45 And the title is amended as follows: 46 Delete everything before the enacting clause 47 and insert: 48 A bill to be entitled 49 An act relating to massage therapy; amending s. 50 480.041, F.S.; requiring applicants to apply for a 51 temporary permit upon forms prepared and furnished by 52 the Department of Health in accordance with the Board 53 of Massage Therapy’s rules; authorizing the Board of 54 Massage Therapy to issue temporary permits to 55 applicants who meet certain qualifications to practice 56 massage therapy; providing for the expiration of 57 temporary permits; providing limitations; amending s. 58 480.044, F.S.; providing for a temporary permit fee; 59 providing an effective date.