Florida lawmakers passed a bill that requires individuals to use, and certain public spaces to provide, restrooms that align with their sex assigned at birth. Find out how House Bill 1521, signed by Governor Ron De Santis, may affect your school.
Recent News and Legislative Updates
The Arizona legislature adopted House Bill 2012, which eliminates the requirement for the State Board of Massage Therapy to establish communication proficiency requirements for applicants applying for a massage therapy license.
The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation adopted rules that affect massage therapy. The rules are necessary to align the dishonored payment processing fee with statutory requirements, add additional rules regarding complaints, and revise the processes and procedures for contested cases..
Arkansas massage therapists must now report any suspected child maltreatment, abuse, or death in accordance with House Bill 1729.
South Carolina adopted new rules that affect minimum massage therapy educational requirements, establishment and sole practitioner establishment operations, establishment licensing, and more.
Arkansas adopted House Bill 1115 in early March 2023, creating a second pathway to obtain a master massage therapy license.
The Iowa Board of Massage Therapy adopted a new continuing education (CE) rule that affects hands-on and online CE renewal requirements effective May 24, 2023.
West Virginia Governor Jim Justice signed into law Senate Bill 665 in late March, adjusting massage therapy educational hours and adopting massage therapy establishment licensure. See how this may affect your school program(s) and businesses.
ABMP was informed by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) that individuals may be posing as TDLR inspectors. We at ABMP want to pass along some important security information to help keep you and your establishment safe.
Senate Bill 305 was introduced this year that would have implemented state massage licensure in Kansas. Unfortunately, that bill will not move forward this year. ABMP wants to hear from you: What are your thoughts about state licensure? Take our six question survey to help us learn from you!