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Revise the standards for public display of licenses for massage therapists

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.



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 of New Jersey
    Chris Christie
  • Governor, State of NJ
    Chris Christie (Governor, State of NJ)

Jacqui Delario started this petition with a single signature, and now has 27 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.