The Indiana State Board of Massage Therapy proposed new rules as a necessary step to bring licensure protocols into effect. These proposed rules would primarily change the term “certificate holder” to “license holder,” and outline continuing education requirements for renewal once licensure is the law of the land, among other modifications.
Legislative and Policy Developments
Senate File 1074 and House File 1275 have been introduced in the Minnesota legislature and would require statewide licensure for massage therapists and Asian bodywork therapists. If you would like to support the bill, find out how you can send a short email to your legislators using our sample advocacy letter.
Governor Hochul announced that masks are required in all indoor public places unless businesses or venues implement a vaccine requirement that requires proof of vaccination as a condition of entry. This measure is effective December 13, 2021, through January 15, 2022.
The Washington Board of Massage met to discuss the ongoing difficulty in obtaining hands-on continuing education during COVID-19 and voted to push back the date for massage therapists to meet CE requirements until June 30, 2022.
New Mexico's governor and the Regulation and Licensing Department are looking to streamline the application and renewal procedures for licensure. Participate in the survey before December 7, 2021.
The New Mexico Massage Therapy Board is holding a rule hearing November 22, 2021, at 9:30 a.m. MDT. The rule hearing will consider proposed amendments to requirements for licensure and licensure for military service members. Find out how to attend!
The Kentucky Board of Licensure for Massage Therapy has proposed new rules that affect the following areas: fees, exams, applications, license reinstatement, complaint processes, ethics, and continuing education. Written comments in support or opposition of the rules will be accepted through November 30, 2021.
There will be one seat open to a licensed massage therapist on the Hawaii Board of Massage Therapy next year, and Governor Ige’s office is looking for qualified applicants now. Find out how to apply and help shape the future of Hawaii massage therapy!
Those who work in a medical facility must obtain their second vaccination, if required, by September 30, 2021. Those who work in beauty and esthetics salons, spas, and gyms, must be vaccinated with both doses, if needed, by October 15, 2021.
Licensees who received waivers have until September 23, 2021, to renew—after that date they must reactivate their licenses. For those renewing an active license by December 31, 2021, submit your obtained 16 hours of CE. Those renewing after December 31, 2021, will need eight hours of in-person CE.