Yes, provided you meet the requirements to be a DEM.
No. The DEM must have a clear and active Florida Massage Therapy license without conditions.
For establishments licensed before July 1, 2019: a DEM must be named by January 1, 2020. For establishments licensed on or after July 1, 2019: applicants will have to name their DEM as a condition of licensure.
DEM stands for “Designated Establishment Manager.” The DEM is designated by the rules or practices of the establishment and is responsible for the operation of the massage establishment in accordance with the provisions of law and rules.
It depends on the disciplinary history. No person with disciplinary action taken for sexual misconduct involving prostitution or crimes related to the practice of massage therapy involving prostitution may serve as a DEM. In addition, to be a DEM you must have a clear, active license as a Massage Therapist in Florida. You can check your licensure status at: https://appsmqa.doh.state.fl.us/MQASearchServices/Home