No, Sec. 19-72 does not require operators to pay a fee or be subject to a background check. However, operators are required to provide information and make certain statements under oath regarding any prior issues with massage therapy licensure and/or any prior criminal history.
Sec. 19-61 defines ‘operators’ as a massage therapy establishment licensee; any person with a financial interest in the partnership, corporation, limited liability company, or other type of organization that owns or operates the massage therapy establishment license, if such person who has more than a ten percent interest in such entity; or any person whom the licensee designates on the massage therapy establishment license as a person who may be principally in charge of a massage therapy establishment at any given time, including but not limited to a manager. An operator must be on the premises and supervise the massage therapy establishment at all times during business hours.