The new rules were approved May 13, 2022, and will become effective July 1, 2022. The rules affect the following areas: board member stipends and duties, definitions, continuing education requirements, and communicable disease control measures.
Oregon Legislative and Policy Developments
State Board of Massage Therapists
610 Hawthorne Ave SE, Suite 220
Salem, OR 97301
Title: Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirement: 625 hours, and MBLEx or NCETMB
Renewal: 25 hours/2 years
1 hr CE: pain management
1 hr CE: cultural competency
15 contact hours required
(can include online if interactive)
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The proposed rules were released February 2022 and primarily affect the following areas: board member stipends and duties, definitions, continuing education requirements, and communicable disease control measures. Read ABMP's full summary to see how the rules may impact your practice.
Are you interested in serving on the Oregon State Board of Massage Therapy? There will be one seat open to a licensed massage therapist this May, and Governor Brown’s office is looking for qualified applicants. If you wish to apply, email firstname.lastname@example.org by February 23, 2022, so we may nominate you.
Due to COVID-19’s Delta variant, vaccines will be required for all health-care providers working in health-care settings by September 30, 2021. The Oregon Board of Massage Therapy indicated that this may not apply to those that work in spas or private practices.
Governor Brown announced that due to COVID-19’s Delta variant, vaccines will be required for all health-care providers, including massage therapists, who work in health-care settings.
The Oregon State Board of Massage Therapists voted to extend the waiver that removes late fees for license renewals and to keep continuing education requirements at the statutorily required 12 hours to assist licensed massage therapists during the transition into a post-COVID-19 working environment.
There is currently one vacancy for a licensed massage therapist on the Oregon Board of Massage Therapists (OBMT). The OBMT has requested ABMP nominate three qualified candidates for their review.
Information regarding Oregon's back-to-practice permission date and safety guidelines to minimize risk of exposure to and spread of COVID-19 in the workplace.