URGENT: License Mobility Losing Support in Georgia

Full tank of gas? Check. Massage table? Check. Multistate massage license? . . . Almost. Sounds like a great idea, right—a license that allows you to leave your home state and practice in another. It’s a possibility that Georgia could make a reality! But the whole idea may be in peril and unraveling if lawmakers don’t hear from you—and fast! Email Senator Bill Cowsert at bill.cowsert@senate.ga.gov ASAP.

House Bill 839 (HB 839) would implement the Interstate Massage Compact (IMpact), simplifying interstate massage therapy practice and regulation with the goal of reducing unnecessary burdens related to licensure by endorsement or reciprocity. Essentially, HB 839 will make it easier for licensed massage therapists to work in other states.

ABMP is in favor of HB 839 because it ultimately increases licensure mobility of lawfully practicing massage therapists in IMpact-participating states once at least seven states pass the IMpact bill. We need your help to reduce long processing times and ensure safe, competent, and reliable massage therapy services to the public before HB 839 is tabled.

If you believe an interstate license would benefit massage therapists, email Senator Cowsert at bill.cowsert@senate.ga.gov TODAY! Please feel free to model your email after a letter we shared with the Georgia legislature—share your own experiences and urge him to make the IMpact a priority.

Let’s advance safe and effective licensure mobility solutions together! If you have questions about the IMpact, please email the ABMP Government Relations team at gr@abmp.com.