Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 345-3-.01 - Provisional Permits

(1) The applicant for issuance of a provisional permit as a massage therapist to practice in Georgia under direct supervision shall submit an application on a form approved by the Georgia Board of Massage Therapy (hereinafter, the "Board"), the required fee, and evidence satisfactory to the Board that the applicant:
(a) holds a current active, unencumbered license to practice as a massage therapist in another state:
1. applicants for a provisional permit must request their licensing state provide directly to the Georgia Board a verification of licensure. If applicant holds, or has ever held, licenses in more than one state, each state of licensure must also provide verification of licensure, current or not, directly to the Board.
2. the verification of current licensure in another state must include the expiration date of the license and if there are currently, or have ever been, any public disciplinary actions taken against the license and/or licensee. This requirement applies to all license verifications submitted (see number 1 above);
3. applicants for a provisional permit in Georgia shall not have ever had a license or permit to practice as a massage therapist voided, revoked, suspended, or annulled by another state;
4. applicants for a provisional permit in Georgia shall not ever have been convicted of a felony in the courts of the licensing state, any other state, territory, or country, or in the courts of the United States, including, but not limited to, a plea of nolo contendere entered to such charge or the affording of first offender treatment to any such charge.
(b) the applicant has satisfactory results from a fingerprint record check report conducted by the Georgia Crime Information Center and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as determined by the board. The applicant shall be responsible for all fees associated with the performance of such background check;
(c) is NOT a resident of the state of Georgia as confirmed in a secure and verifiable document, as defined in Code Section 50-36-2.
(2) All provisional permit holders shall work under the direct supervision of a licensed Georgia Massage Therapist. The proposed supervisor must hold a current, unencumbered license to practice in the state of Georgia issued by the Board, with no disciplinary actions having ever been taken by the Board against the proposed supervising licensee; In addition,
(a) the supervising Georgia licensee shall report within ten (10) days to the Board any disciplinary action(s) taken in any other state against a GA provisional permit holder occurring during supervision period(s), or, against the supervisor themselves should any other state license held by the supervisor be sanctioned or disciplined.
(3) A Provisional Permit will expire six months from issuance date, or, when/if the provisional permit holder receives a Georgia Massage Therapy license, upon meeting the qualifications of O.C.G.A. § 43-24A-8. If a provisional permit holder applies for and is issued a Georgia Massage Therapy license before the six (6) month expiration date of the provisional permit, the provisional permit shall expire on the date of issuance of the Georgia Massage Therapy license.
(4) Provisional Permits are non-renewable. Individuals may apply for a new provisional permit to be issued by following the above stated guidelines.
(5) A provisional permit may be voided if the Board determines that the person holding such permit no longer meets one or more of the criteria set forth in subsection (a) of § O.C.G.A. 43-24A-9 Provisional Permits or is found to have violated any of the Board's laws or rules.
(6) A provisional permit issued pursuant to subsection (a) of § O.C.G.A. 43-24A-9 Provisional Permits shall expire on the same date as a license issued under this chapter to a holder of a provisional permit who has passed the examination pursuant to Code Section 43-24A-8.


Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 345-3-.01
O.C.G.A. §§ 43-1-19, 43-1-19.2, 43-1-24, 43-1-25, 43-1-27, 43-24A-7 and 43-24A-9.
Original Rule entitled "Application for Licensure Prior to July 1, 2007" adopted. F. Feb. 6, 2007; eff. Feb. 26, 2007. Repealed: New Rule entitled "Provisional Permits" adopted. F. Feb. 5, 2012; eff. Feb. 25, 2013. Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted. F. Oct. 30, 2013; eff. Nov. 19, 2013.

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