The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation is reviewing the Massage Therapy Administrative Rules to determine whether they should be readopted, revised, or discontinued. You can submit comments on the rules or suggest changes by May 30, 2022.
Texas Legislative and Policy Developments
Massage Therapy Advisory Board
Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
PO Box 12157
Austin, Texas 78711
Title: Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirement: 500 hours and passing the MBLEx
Renewal: 12 hours/2 years
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Texas passed Senate Bill 1831 this legislative session, which requires certain facilities, including cosmetology facilities, massage establishments, and massage schools, to post human trafficking warning signs.
Proposed massage therapy rules were published in the Texas Register, which primarily affect distance learning. ABMP summarizes the rules and explains how you can comment to make your opinion on the topic heard before the September 19, 2021, deadline.
Proposed massage therapy rules were published in the Texas Register, one of which affects written consent. ABMP summarizes the rule and explains how you can comment to make your opinion on the topic heard before the September 19, 2021, deadline.
The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation released a revised Massage Consultation Document for massage therapists. Use their checklist to make sure your current document is in compliance with the new requirements.
Massage therapists, instructors from schools offering massage therapy programs, and massage therapy establishment owners must submit fingerprints for a national criminal history check by September 1, 2021. Don't wait until the last minute!
The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation withdraws the provision that the human trafficking prevention training course be no more than three credit hours per license term.
The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation adopted new rules March 3, 2021. The changes summarized within this update address new consent requirements for breast massage and human trafficking prevention continuing education updates. The new rules are effective April 1, 2021.
The Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation passed an emergency rule to ensure all TDLR licensees with a license that expired between August 1, 2020, and November 30, 2020, now hold what is considered an “emergency license” valid for up to 120 days after their license expiration date.
Information regarding your state's back-to-practice permission date and safety guidelines to minimize risk of exposure to and spread of COVID-19 in the workplace.