Kansas

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Kansas Licensing Bills Failed in 2016 Session

Two Kansas bills which proposed a state licensing requirement for massage therapists, SB 40 and HB 2123, carried over from the 2015 legislative session into the 2016 legislative session. Both bills failed in the 2016 legislative session, and there is no carryover into next year’s legislative session. We will keep you apprised of any future bills addressing the issue of state licensure in Kansas.  

Kansas Massage Therapy Licensure Legislation Senate Bill 40 Hearing Scheduled - Action: Please contact your legislator!

Massage Therapy Licensure Hearing Set

The Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee will hold a hearing on Senate Bill 40 on Tuesday February 3rd at 1:30 PM. Senate Bill 40 is the bill supported by a coalition of massage therapists, including ABMP, to enact legislation to provide for a professional license to practice massage.

Kansas Bill to Require State Licensing of Massage Therapists Fails Again

Despite significant support from individual legislators, HB 2187 again failed to pass the Kansas Legislature. As in previous years, the bill would have set minimum training requirements, defined a scope of practice, provided an avenue for consumer complaints, and pre-empted local regulations. If passed, the bill would have required massage therapists to become licensed by the state under the Kansas State Board of Nursing, and would have established a Massage Therapy Advisory Committee to advise the Board in carrying out the provisions of the Act.

Bill to Require Licensing of Massage Therapists Fails in Kansas

House Bill 2187 failed to pass the state legislature. The bill would have set minimum training requirements, defined a scope of practice, provided an avenue for consumer complaints, and pre-empted local regulations. If passed, the bill would have required massage therapists to become licensed by the state under the Kansas State Board of Nursing, and would have established a Massage Therapy Advisory Committee to advise the Board in carrying out the provisions of the Act.

Kansas Bill to License Massage Therapists Fails

House Bill 2564, which would have required massage therapists to become state licensed, failed to progress this year. Thank you to all members who made phone calls to legislators at our request. There will very likely be another attempt in the 2013 legislative session to re-introduce a bill. ABMP will continue to work with others to ensure the best possible outcome should a bill progress.

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