Oregon Legislative and Policy Developments

Oregon

State Board of Massage Therapists
610 Hawthorne Ave SE, Suite 220
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-365-8657
Fax: 503-385-4465
Email: obmt.info@state.or.us

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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)

Regulation Type: 
State License

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New Massage Therapy Rules in Oregon

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 Proposes New Massage Therapy Rules

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.

Oregon Board of Massage Therapy Seeks New Board Member

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 gr@abmp.com by February 23, 2022, so we may nominate you.

Vaccination Requirement for Health-Care Providers in Oregon—UPDATE

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.