Governor Ducey signed into law House Bill 2438, which requires massage therapists to undergo a more thorough criminal background check before receiving a license. This new requirement will affect applications and license renewals after January 1, 2023.
Recent News and Legislative Updates
The new rules were approved May 13, 2022, and will become effective July 1, 2022. The rules affect the following areas: board member stipends and duties, definitions, continuing education requirements, and communicable disease control measures.
The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation is reviewing the Massage Therapy Administrative Rules to determine whether they should be readopted, revised, or discontinued. You can submit comments on the rules or suggest changes by May 30, 2022.
The Washington Board of Massage (Board) and the Department of Health and Health Systems Quality Assurance Division are now accepting applications to fill the seat for the public member position.
The Arkansas Register announced proposed massage therapy rules that address definitions, continuing education, policies and procedures, apprenticeships, and massage therapy schools. ABMP has summarized the rule changes and how they may affect your practice.
The Washington Board of Massage and the Department of Health and Health Systems Quality Assurance Division are now accepting applications from massage educators or massage school owners.
The Washington Board of Massage extended the hands-on continuing education policy's expiration date through December 31, 2022.
Governor Polis signed into law House Bill 22-1226, which extended massage therapy licensing requirements until September 1, 2031. No substantial changes were recommended or adopted.
The Washington Department of Health and Health Systems Quality Assurance Division is now accepting applications from licensed massage therapists to fill professional member vacancies on the Board of Massage. Apply for an appointment today!
House Bill 8 was signed into law on April 14, 2022. Effective January 1, 2023, massage therapists are required to charge a 6 percent sales tax on massage services, except for those that are “medically necessary.”