Update on Arkansas House Bill 1394

On February 14 we notified you of Arkansas House Bill 1394 (HB1394), a bill to remove the tuberculosis (TB) test requirement to obtain or renew a massage therapy license. HB1394 passed through the Arkansas legislature and was signed into law by Governor Asa Hutchinson on March 5, 2019, after only 26 days in the legislature. The passage of HB1394 means a negative TB test is no longer required as part of the massage therapist licensure application.