Bills Would Crack Down on Unlicensed Practice and Protect Therapists’ Rights to Work from Home

House Bill 5883, sponsored by Representative Orange, would establish criminal liability and penalties for those who engage in the unlicensed practice of massage therapy. The bill was assigned to the Joint Committee on Public Health but a hearing has not been scheduled yet. ABMP supports HB 5883. To read the entire bill, go to Bill 653, sponsored by Senator Meyer, would prohibit any municipality from enacting or enforcing an ordinance that would infringe upon the ability of a licensed massage therapist to render professional services in his or her home. ABMP supports SB 653.   To read the entire bill, go to