The Maryland Department of Health is accepting nominations for three positions on the Maryland State Board of Massage Therapy Examiners (Board). ABMP has the opportunity to nominate three professional members to serve on the Board and is now accepting applications from licensed massage therapists.
Am I Qualified?
Candidates must meet the following criteria:
- Be a Maryland resident
- Be a licensed massage therapist of integrity in active practice
- Be a graduate of a Board-approved massage therapy course
- Have practiced massage therapy in Maryland for at least five consecutive years
- Be in good standing with the Board
How Do I Apply?
Serving on the Board is a rewarding opportunity to learn about various functions of state government and provide an important service to the community. If you are interested in being nominated by ABMP to serve on the Board, email your resume and a brief cover letter to ABMP Government Relations Coordinator Erin Haden at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than March 20, 2023.
About the Board
The primary function of the Board is to protect the public. The Board is comprised of seven members, five of whom are licensed massage therapists and two of whom are consumers. Board members serve four-year terms. They are expected to review all board materials before each meeting. Meetings take place monthly, generally last 6–8 hours, and are either in Baltimore or virtual. Board members receive $150 for meeting attendance plus mileage reimbursement.
Board members have varied responsibilities, including issuing licenses to qualified massage therapy applicants, receiving and resolving complaints, establishing massage therapy standards, and enforcing current massage therapy statutes and regulations. Learn more about the Board here.
Help shape the future of Maryland massage therapy and email your resume and cover letter to ABMP today!