Help Center / My establishment already has a business manager or compliance officer. Is a DEM still required?

Yes. Designated Establishment Manager is defined in section 480.033(11), Florida Statutes as

…a massage therapist who holds a clear and active license without restriction, who is responsible for the operation of a massage establishment in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, and who is designated the manager by the rules or practices at the establishment.

A business manager or compliance officer may serve as the DEM of an establishment if they are qualified under this definition.