Senate Bill 42 introduces lower-tiered licensing for massage assistants and massage assistants-in-training. Learn about the educational requirements of each limited massage therapy license.
Recent News and Legislative Updates
The Minnesota legislature will not adopt massage and Asian bodywork therapy licensure in 2023. ABMP members are an essential part of ensuring that the Minnesota legislature prioritizes licensure next year. Contact your state representative and senator today to let them know massage and Asian bodywork therapy licensure deserves attention in 2024.
House Bill 2134 would create more restrictive massage therapy establishment regulation, such as operating hours and massage establishment regulation by political subdivisions. Elevate your voice today by contacting your local representatives.
The Nevada legislature introduced Senate Bill 270, the Massage Compact, in March 2023. If you believe an interstate license would benefit massage therapists, write a letter to your representatives.
The Minnesota legislature introduced Senate File 967 and House File 973 in late January. If signed into law, the bills would require statewide licensure for massage and Asian bodywork therapists.
The Colorado Coalition of Massage Therapists invites you to volunteer for the annual Massage Therapy Legislative Awareness Day on Friday, April 14, 2023, at the state capitol building in Denver. Contact us if you are interested in providing complimentary chair massage to Colorado state legislators from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and to make influential contacts in the legislature.
The Kansas Legislature introduced Senate Bill 305 (SB 305), which would require statewide licensure for massage therapists. The bill offers a generous grandfathering route for those currently practicing massage therapy. ABMP will monitor the progress of SB 305 and notify you if the bill becomes law.
The Ohio legislature introduced Senate Bill 56, the Massage Compact, in February 2023. If you believe an interstate license would benefit massage therapists, write a letter to your representatives.
Senate File 967 and House File 973 have been introduced this legislative session. Both bills would require massage therapists and Asian bodywork therapists to be state licensed. If you believe massage licensing would help the public and the profession, send supportive emails to Senator Clare Oumou Verbeten and Representative Dave Pinto.
The Iowa Board of Massage Therapy adopted new rules that require massage therapists who treat children and dependent adults to complete mandatory reporter training.