Idaho Bill Would Allow Tuition Work-Off Programs

Idaho HB 433, recently introduced in the state legislature, would allow massage therapy schools to create tuition work-off programs whereby students could obtain tuition credit for performing massage in the school’s clinical program.  Schools could choose to create such a tuition work-off program but would not be required to do so.  The bill would require that the program must be part of a clinical requirement or supervised massage therapy fieldwork experience for graduation, the student’s work must be performed under the supervision of a licensee, and the student could not hold himself or herself out as a licensed massage therapist.  We will continue to monitor the status of this bill.