New Requirements for Massage Establishments to Prevent Human Trafficking

first_imgHomeBad BehaviorNew Requirements for Massage Establishments to Prevent Human Trafficking Jan. 25, 2020 at 5:00 amBad BehaviorBriefsCrimeNewsNew Requirements for Massage Establishments to Prevent Human TraffickingGuest Author1 year agohuman traffickingMassage EstablishmentsRequirements Scheduled for January 28, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will consider new requirements for massage businesses (establishments) to help prevent human trafficking and protect public health and safety.  If the ordinance amendment is adopted, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) would be required to inspect and permit all massage businesses in the unincorporated areas of the County of Los Angeles.The Board of Supervisors directed County Counsel, in consultation with the Department of Public Health and the Business License Division under the Treasurer and Tax Collector, to prepare an ordinance that creates health and safety requirements for massage establishments, requires a public health permit, and sets a public health permit fee to recover program costs.The proposed ordinance contains certain provisions, such as:Requirements for a Public Health permit and a business licenseRequirements for massage tables and sanitation of linensProhibiting advertising of unsolicited servicesRequiring that a notice be posted regarding slavery and human traffickingIf the law is adopted, Public Health inspections of massage businesses could begin early this year within the unincorporated areas of the County of Los Angeles. Existing massage businesses would need to meet the new requirements of the ordinance by July 2. Inspections in incorporated cities would be dependent upon the city contracting with the County for this service.For more information about the proposed ordinance, visit: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/eh/misc/MassageEstmentInfo.htmTags :human traffickingMassage EstablishmentsRequirementsshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentStudents Invited to Submit Original Artwork for the City’s 2020 Student Art ExhibitPublic Defender Leads $1.2 Million Mental Health Diversion GrantYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall7 hours agoBriefsLos Angeles Sheriff’s deputy accused of destroying evidence of 2019 assaultAssociated Press10 hours agoBriefsCalifornia State Treasurer Fiona Ma to Speak at Online Santa Monica College Commencement Ceremony June 25Guest Author10 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press17 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press17 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson17 hours agolast_img

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