Revise the standards for public display of licenses for massage therapists
  • Petitioned Laura Anderson

This petition was delivered to:

Executive Director, NJ Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy
Laura Anderson
Executive Director, NJ Board of Nursing
George Hebert
Governor, State of NJ
Chris Christie (Governor, State of NJ)

Revise the standards for public display of licenses for massage therapists

    1. Jacqui Delario
    2. Petition by

      Jacqui Delario

      Margate, NJ

Present regulations in NJ require that massage therapists surrender their license for public display at their work place.  There are problems with this statute.  First, you should not be required to surrender a license that you purchased.  For  massage therapists to secure a license, there is a one time application fee, a fee for finger printing, the $120 for the actual 2 year license and the cost of the id photos.  If therapists work in other locations, they must obtain separate licenses to be put on public display.  Working out of your personal home is considered a separate location. Each additional license costs $35.

The second issue is the public display of the license, which has a picture and home address on it.  Public displays of personal information is not acceptable.  It should be sufficient for an employer to examine the license and photo copy it to be put on file.  This is what hospitals do for nurses.



Recent signatures


    1. Reached 25 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Jowanna Holmes ATLANTIC CITY, NJ
      • 9 months ago

      Something I pay for should stay with me. I shouldn't have to hand it over to be displayed

      • about 1 year ago

      I feel it is wrong that an employer holds the original license of any employee, obtained on their own. Licensing should be on record, in a Human Resources office or if need to be displayed; then the name and license number only. Personal information is too easily captured and identity fraud may be committed.

    • L. B. VENTNOR, NJ
      • about 1 year ago

      A copy can be displayed with address blacked out and it ought to be with all state licensee.

    • Donna Meyer MARLTON, NJ
      • about 1 year ago

      No one should have to "surrender" their licenses for employment particularly a license that they have paid to go to school to get the proper training for. I think just a requirement to have them display their licenses when they are working is sufficient.

    • Margaret Muskopf ST. LOUIS, MO
      • about 1 year ago

      It is extremely inappropriate to display private & license # is fine. Employers only need a copy. The original should held by the therapist &/or be on display w/o private info. Doesn't the state have other ways to generate more income?


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