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Recent News and Legislative Updates
The proposed rules establish educational training, supervisory roles, examinations, renewal requirements, and unprofessional conduct for massage assistants and massage assistants-in-training. Express your thoughts and suggestions for how you think these massage therapy lower-licensing tiers should be regulated in Utah before December 15.
There are two seats open to licensed massage therapists. You must be nominated by a massage organization for a vacancy, and ABMP can help nominate you. Let us know if you're interested and find out how to apply!
The US Department of Education issued final rules on October 31 that will likely greatly impact clock-hour programs in states with minimum clock-hour requirements for licensure or certification, including massage therapy. The new rule is flawed and, if not changed, will cause devastating collateral damage to schools, instructors, students, and the public. Find out how you can advocate!
School owners, operators, and instructors—use our advocacy template to send to your state senators and representatives to make them reconsider the "150%" rule amendment. Add your own opinions and experiences to make your letter more personal and impactful.
The Idaho State Board of Massage Therapy (Board) issued proposed rules that aim to remove duplicate and unnecessary language from its administrative rules. Entire sections are on the chopping block. Submit your comments to the Board before August 15.
If enacted, the bill would create a nontherapeutic massage registry for unlicensed bodyworkers in Ohio. Advocate to maintain your license legitimacy by emailing the representatives who introduced House Bill 255.
The New Jersey Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy issued a proposed rule that singles out ABMP by removing ABMP as an approved continuing education provider. We encourage you to attend the October 26 virtual meeting at 9:00 a.m. EST.
The new continuing education requirement aims to educate massage therapists on health equity so that the highest level of fair and just health and wellness may be provided to all.
Delaware massage establishments are among businesses required to display human trafficking awareness signs due to Senate Bill 43.