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Recent News and Legislative Updates

Are you interested in serving on the Indiana State Board of Massage Therapy (Board)? There are currently two vacant seats: one for an Indiana state-certified massage therapist (CMT) and one for a public member…

On June 17, the Alabama Board of Massage Therapy (Board) announced proposed rule amendments that affect the fee schedule and establishment licensure. ABMP has summarized the suggested changes below.

Fee…

On May 29, 2022, the Maryland Legislature enacted Senate Bill 37 (SB 37), which alters the educational requirements for licensure or registration as a massage therapist. Previously there were two tiers: one for…

House Bill No. 240
On May 17, Governor Edwards signed into law House Bill No. 240 (HB 240), which creates a provisional license for any graduate of a state-approved, Louisiana-based…

On May 13, 2022, Governor McMaster signed into law Senate Bill 227 (SB 227), which amends the massage therapy scope of practice, definitions, fees, license qualifications, and misconduct. SB 227…

Since September 2021, ABMP has been working with a group of practitioners, educators, and regulators to draft a massage therapy compact bill that will make it easier for massage therapists to move to and from other jurisdictions.

How would it work?
The way the…

On May 23, 2022, Governor Reynolds signed into law House File 2168 (HF 2168), which adds massage therapists to the list of persons required to report child and dependent adult abuse. Massage therapists…

On June 7, 2022, Governor Ducey signed into law House Bill 2438 (HB 2438), which requires massage therapists to undergo a more thorough criminal background check before receiving a license.

HB 2438 will…

ABMP notified you of proposed massage therapy rules back in February 2022. The rules were approved May 13, 2022, and will become effective July 1, 2022. The…

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (Department) is reviewing the most recent version of the Massage Therapy Administrative Rules. The purpose of…