The Washington Board of Massage met to discuss the ongoing difficulty in obtaining hands-on continuing education during COVID-19 and voted to push back the date for massage therapists to meet CE requirements until June 30, 2022.
Recent News and Legislative Updates
New Mexico's governor and the Regulation and Licensing Department are looking to streamline the application and renewal procedures for licensure. Participate in the survey before December 7, 2021.
The New Mexico Massage Therapy Board is holding a rule hearing November 22, 2021, at 9:30 a.m. MDT. The rule hearing will consider proposed amendments to requirements for licensure and licensure for military service members. Find out how to attend!
The Kentucky Board of Licensure for Massage Therapy has proposed new rules that affect the following areas: fees, exams, applications, license reinstatement, complaint processes, ethics, and continuing education. Written comments in support or opposition of the rules will be accepted through November 30, 2021.
There will be one seat open to a licensed massage therapist on the Hawaii Board of Massage Therapy next year, and Governor Ige’s office is looking for qualified applicants now. Find out how to apply and help shape the future of Hawaii massage therapy!
Those who work in a medical facility must obtain their second vaccination, if required, by September 30, 2021. Those who work in beauty and esthetics salons, spas, and gyms, must be vaccinated with both doses, if needed, by October 15, 2021.
Licensees who received waivers have until September 23, 2021, to renew—after that date they must reactivate their licenses. For those renewing an active license by December 31, 2021, submit your obtained 16 hours of CE. Those renewing after December 31, 2021, will need eight hours of in-person CE.
Licensees must complete one hour of continuing education in laws and rules relevant to the practice of massage and bodywork therapy effective September 20, 2021.
Texas passed Senate Bill 1831 this legislative session, which requires certain facilities, including cosmetology facilities, massage establishments, and massage schools, to post human trafficking warning signs.
The Kentucky Board of Licensure for Massage Therapy announced during their September 13, 2021, meeting that due to the state of emergency, massage therapy license renewals will be extended through January 15, 2022.