ABMP, ASCP, AHP, and ANP have summarized below how COVID-19 has impacted Wisconsin, from executive orders affecting business closures, to reopening protocols modifying practice procedures, to financial programs developed to aid the unemployed.
Dept of Safety & Professional Services:
Massage Therapist or Bodywork Therapist
4822 Madison Yards Way
Madison, WI 53705
Title: Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirements: 600 hours and NCETMB or MBLEx; liability insurance
Renewal: 24 hours/2 years
The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) is required by the last state budget to complete a comprehensive study and report of Wisconsin's occupational licensing programs.
The Wisconsin state legislature is considering bills that could impact the regulation of massage therapy in the state.
SB 568, a bill introduced in Wisconsin, and its companion bill AB 726, is an attempt by some to reduce "red tape" in regulatory affairs. The bill would combine the boards that oversee massage therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, physical therapist assistants and athletic trainers into one board.