Wednesday, October 22, 2008

45 Day Moratorium on Massage Therapist Apps

The Arcadia City Council enacted a 45-day moratorium for any new licensing for massage therapy businesses or for individual massage therapists at the Tuesday night meeting yesterday. This moratorium may be extended past the 45 days if the City needs further time to study the issue and for City staff to present a new comprehensive plan to regulate such businesses. City staff is considering new regulations and safeguards for massage therapy businesses that will make it very difficult for illegitimate “therapists” or businesses from obtaining a license to operate.

UPDATE: Since the original post, our Police Chief Bob Sanderson conducted an interview with KABC7 which can be viewed HERE. The interview was aired on October 24th. There is also a fairly detailed article in the LA Times that gives additional information on the topic.

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