Louisiana Legislative and Policy Developments

Louisiana

Board of Massage Therapy
2645 O'Neal Lane, Bldg C, Suite E
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
Phone: 225-756-3488
Fax: 225-756-3493
Email: admin@lsbmt.org

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Title: Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirement: 500 hours, and MBLEx or NCETMB
Renewal: 12 hours/1 year

Regulation Type: 
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Louisiana Governor Signs Two Bills Impacting Massage Therapy Schools

House Bill No. 240 creates a provisional license for any graduate of a massage therapy school, allowing them to work while they wait for their licensure application to be approved. Senate Bill No. 286 allows educational hours above 500 to be taught either in person or via distance learning.

Changes to the Louisiana Massage Practice Act

House Bill No. 531 passed this legislative session and amends multiple sections of the Louisiana Massage Practice Act, including scope of practice, continuing education, and renewal requirements. It also modifies the look of LA massage therapy license.

Louisiana COVID-19 State Update—Permission to Practice June 5, 2020

Governor John Bel Edwards announced Louisiana's Roadmap to Resilience will move to Phase 2, allowing barber and beauty shops, nail salons, massage therapy establishments, spas, and esthetician services to resume business operations June 5, 2020, except for Orleans Parish, which remains in Phase 1.