A 2014 law
requires some, but not all chiropractors paying licensed massage therapists
(LMTs) to be fingerprinted and undergo a criminal background check by January
31, 2015.1 The new law exempts some
chiropractors meeting specific criteria from all requirements pertaining to massage
establishment licensing, including exempting them from the fingerprinting and
This article discusses who must maintain a
massage establishment license, who is exempt from these requirements and who
must undergo a criminal background check.
Also discussed is what to do to claim an exemption.