Nevada AB 179 was signed into law earlier this year. The law makes several important changes to the regulation of reflexology and structural integration in Nevada. The changes include:
- Reflexologists must now hold a newly-created Nevada state reflexology license.
- Structural Integration practitioners, who previously were required to hold a Nevada massage therapy license, must now hold a newly-created Nevada Structural Integration license.
- The Nevada State Board of Massage therapy will now regulate reflexology and structural integration business establishments, in addition to massage therapy establishments.
- Massage licenses (as well as the new structural integration and reflexology licenses) must now be renewed once every two years, rather than every year. The renewal fee has increased to $300, but it is paid every two years.
There is nothing you need to do now. The new law has not gone into effect yet, and the Board's regulations filling in the details of the law have not been issued yet.
The Board is holding a public hearing at 9:00 a.m. on December 13, 2017, at the Legislative Counsel Bureau, Legislative Building, Room 2134, Carson City, Nevada 89701 to receive comments from all interested persons regarding the adoption of regulations implementing the new law. Click here to read the draft regulations. You are welcome to voice your opinion about the draft regulations in person at the December 13 meeting, or in writing beforehand. Address your written comments to: Sandra Anderson, Executive Director of the Nevada State Board of Massage Therapy, 1755 E. Plumb Lane, Suite 252, Reno, NV 89502, or email@example.com. Written submissions must be received by the Board on or before December 10, 2017.
We anticipate that applications for the new license types will be made available in January, and we will keep you posted about important developments.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have.