Arkansas Bill That Would Allow Massage Therapy Training in Spas Dies in Committee

ABMP last informed you of Arkansas House Bill 1440 (HB 1440) in March 2021. HB 1440 would allow online education for an entire massage therapy training program and in-person education by a master massage therapist or instructor at a spa or massage clinic if the spa or clinic has a relationship with a massage therapy school.

ABMP was opposed to the bill and wrote to the bill sponsors and representatives. As of April 20, 2021, HB 1440 was re-referred to the House Public Health, Welfare and Labor Committee. The Arkansas legislative session adjourned April 30, 2021, and HB 1440 died in committee.

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