Illinois

Department of Financial & Professional Regulation
Chicago office: 100 W Randolph, 9th Floor, Chicago, IL 60601
Springfield office: 320 W Washington, 3rd Floor, Springfield, IL 62786
Phone: 217-785-0800
Email: www.idfpr.com/profs/Email/prfGrp01.asp

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Title: Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirement: 600 hours, and MBLEx or NCBTMB
Renewal: 24 hours/2 years
All hours permitted online
2 hours of ethics
1 hour sexual harassment prevention

Regulation Type: 
State License

Illinois Amendment Would Increase Entry-Level Education Requirement, Have Negative Impact on Portability, Raise Costs

Illinois’ Massage Licensing Act (Act) will sunset January 2012. Senator Iris Martinez is sponsoring a bill (SB 153) on behalf of the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation and the Massage Licensing Board to make several technical changes in the law as well as to extend the Act to January 2022. SB 153 was introduced on February 8, 2011 and ABMP is supportive of the bill as introduced on that date.

Chicago Proposes Change in the Zoning Ordinance

The City of Chicago’s Committee on Zoning passed a motion on March 25, 2010, to amend its zoning ordinance affecting massage establishments. The amendment, sponsored by Alderman Ray Suarez (31st Ward), would prohibit “massage establishments” from operating in B Zoning Districts, moving them into C Zoning Districts only. The vote passed 2-0, but the majority of committee members did not vote.

Illinois Passes Law That Will Have Negative Impact on Massage Therapists

SB 318 became law on August 24, 2009. The law amends the Medical Practice Act and allows any person licensed under it (physicians, chiropractors) to delegate tasks or duties to licensed or unlicensed personnel as long as those duties fall within the scope of practice for the physician or chiropractor. In ABMP’s opinion, the law circumvents the Massage Licensing Act and will allow the unlicensed practice of massage therapy and other allied health professions.

Illinois Senate Passes Bill That Would Have Negative Impact on MTs

Last week the Illinois Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 318 (SB318), which now moves into the Illinois House of Representatives for consideration. As you recall, SB 318, sponsored by Sen. Ira Silverstein, would amend the Medical Practice Act to allow any person licensed under it (physicians, chiropractors) to delegate tasks or duties to licensed or unlicensed personnel as long as those duties fall within the scope of practice for the physician or chiropractor.

Proposed Illinois Bill Could Negatively Impact Massage Therapists

Senate bill 318, sponsored by Sen. Ira Silverstein, would amend the Medical Practice Act to allow any person licensed under it (physicians, chiropractors) to delegate tasks or duties to licensed or unlicensed personnel as long as those duties fall within the scope of practice for the physician or chiropractor. If passed, SB 318, would circumvent the Massage Licensing Act and allow the unlicensed practice of massage therapy.

Proposed Bill Could Negatively Impact Massage Therapists

House Bill 64, sponsored by Representative Angelo Saviano, was introduced to the Illinois General Assembly in January. HB 64 would amend the Medical Practice Act to allow any person licensed under it (physicians, chiropractors) to delegate tasks or duties to licensed or unlicensed personnel who have the training or experience to perform the tasks or duties so delegated. HB 64 does not define what constitutes “training” or “experience.”

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