Kentucky Legislative and Policy Developments


Board of Licensure for Massage Therapy
PO Box 1360
Frankfort, KY 40602
Phone: 502-782-8808
Fax: 502-564-4818

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Title: Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirement: 600 hours, and NCBTMB or MBLEx
Renewal: 12 CEU hours/2 years

Regulation Type: 
State License

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Kentucky Sales Tax Bill Update

House Bill 8 requires massage therapists to apply a 6 percent sales tax on massage therapy services and will go into effect January 1, 2023. Learn how to create a sales and use tax account and the definition of “medical necessity.”

Kentucky Proposes New Massage Therapy Fees

The Board of Licensure for Massage Therapy published proposed rules that affect massage therapy fees and suggest adding two new sections to the fee schedule: license reinstatement and certificate of good standing fees.

Kentucky Bill Proposes 6% Sales Tax on Massage Services

The Kentucky legislature introduced House Bill 8 (HB 8) this session, which would impose a 6% sales tax on massage services. ABMP opposes HB 8 and invites you to take action to oppose this bill before it becomes law—contact your senator today.

Kentucky Proposes New Massage Therapy Rules

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.