Notice of Variances and Waivers

Board of Massage
64B7-25.001: Examination Requirements
The Board of Massage Therapy hereby gives notice:
Of an Order regarding the Petition for Variance for Rivka/Juli Dubitsky filed on March 25, 2008. The Notice of Petition for Variance was published in Vol. 34, No. 14, of the April 4, 2008, Florida Administrative Weekly. The Petition requested a Variance or Waiver of Rule 64B7-25.001, Florida Administrative Code, and the requirement that each applicant for a Massage Therapist license successfully completes a course of study at a Board-approved massage school or has completed an apprenticeship program that meets standards adopted by the Board. The Board considered the Petition at a duly-noticed public meeting held on April 24, 2008.
The Board’s Order, filed on May 21, 2008, denies the Petition for Variance or Waiver, finding that the rule requirements from which Petitioner seeks relief are statutory requirements pursuant to Section 480.041(b), Florida Statutes. Pursuant to Section 120.542(1), Florida Statutes, the Board is not authorized to grant a waiver or variance from a statutory requirement.
A copy of the Order or additional information may be obtained by contacting:
Anthony Jusevitch, Executive Director, Board of Massage Therapy, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C06, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3256.