House Bill 1016 would have disbanded the Board of Massage Therapy under the Department of Health and created a new Board of Barbering, Cosmetology, and Massage Therapy, but HB 1016 died in the House.
South Dakota Legislative and Policy Developments
Board of Massage Therapy
1103 Park Hill Drive
Rapid City, SD 57701
Title: Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirement: 500 hours, 2 hours of CPR CE per renewal cycle, NCETMB or MBLEx, and CPR
Renewal: 8 hours/2 years
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Governor Noem introduced House Bill 1016, which would consolidate the boards of massage therapy, cosmetology, and barbering into a new nine-person board from under the Department of Health. There is a hearing in the Commerce and Energy Committee on January 20, 2021, at 10:00 a.m (CDT). There will be a short opportunity for public comment.
The South Dakota Board of Massage Therapy is considering amendments to the massage therapy rules.