Change of Ownership
No health spa contract shall be valid or enforceable unless the health spa operator has on file a statement signed by the Attorney General or his designee certifying that a copy of the contract is on file with the Attorney General and is in compliance with the health spa provisions of the Fair Business Practices Act. This means that every health spa which changes ownership, must submit a Change of Ownership form and a copy of the membership contract for review and approval by this office.
The Change of Ownership form (see link above) requires information on the new or current business name, the business address and telephone number. Information is also requested on the former business name, owner and the date of sale or transfer to the current owner. The current owner is required to specify whether the facility is organized as a corporation, partnership or sole ownership. The form should be completed in its entirety and notarized.
It is recommended that owners keep a copy of the notarized form for their files and submit the original, with a membership contract to this office for approval. In the event that the new owner makes changes to the existing membership contract, a draft may be submitted to this office for review before printing. Upon receipt of the contract draft, the Attorney General or his designee will review the document and provide a written statement of compliance or a detailed description of the changes which are required for compliance.
Every health spa operator which has on file a statement signed by the Attorney General or his designee certifying that a copy of their contract is on file and is in compliance, is required to notify this office in the event that there is a change in their method of operation of the facility. There are no exceptions to this requirement.