Florida Senate - 2011                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 584
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                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  03/09/2011           .                                

       The Committee on Health Regulation (Garcia) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    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.
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   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.