As we’ve previously informed our members, a state law was passed in August 2014 requiring that Alaska massage therapists must hold a state-issued massage license in order to practice. Following the passage of the law, the next step in the process was for the Alaska Board of Massage Therapists (Board) to issue regulations filling in the details of the licensing requirements and procedures.
The Board has now issued the draft regulations governing the licensing and regulation of Alaska massage therapists. Please click here to read the draft regulations.
The draft regulations are not final, and the public has the right to comment on them before they become final. ABMP has identified numerous, serious problems in the draft regulations, as detailed in our recent written comments to the Board, which you can read here
We urge you to write to the Board to voice your opinions and concerns regarding the draft regulations, including the $610 license fee.
The deadline for written comments is July 17, 2015 at 4:30 pm.
Click here (page 1) for the instructions to submit your comments.
Comments must be sent to:
Jun Maiquis, Regulations Specialist, Div. of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing
Mailing address: P.O. Box 110806 Juneau, AK 99811-0806
Fax: (907) 465-2974
Comments may also be submitted through the Alaska Online Public Notice System, by accessing the state’s notice on the system at http://notice.alaska.gov/177300, and using the “comment” link.
Oral comments may also be given at a hearing to be held on July 22, 2015 at 1:00 pm at the Atwood Building, 550 W. 7th Avenue, 1st Floor, Conference Room 104, Anchorage, Alaska. Written comments will not be accepted at the hearing. If you wish to give your comments via telephone during the meeting, please call 1-800-315-6338 access code 52538.