By Nikki Arel, Government Relations Chair

As summer winds down and Connecticut is still without a budget, there is little else consuming our officials’ time.  There was, however, one MAJOR piece of legislation that all LMTs need to know about. This was previously communicated through the AMTA-CT Chapter, but with time off and back-to-school, we want to be sure you haven’t missed it.

Effective October 1, 2017, Connecticut requires all LMTs to post a notice related to human trafficking.  

The notice is available by clicking here.  It is to be posted in a conspicuous place where massage services are performed and/or where payments are accepted.

Please note that the statutory fee for non-compliance is $100 for a first offense and $250 for each additional offense.  The statute also reserves the right to revoke a therapist’s license if this notice is not displayed.

If you are working at a day spa, wellness center, medical office or other location where they may be unaware of this new statute, please share this information and print out the notice to be posted.

On a personal note, I look forward to my time in Pasadena at the AMTA National Convention and being able to bring you more information about the politics across the country that are affecting and influencing our industry. Have a great back-to-school season and beginning to your fall!