Proposed Changes to Ohio Massage Rules

The State of Ohio has proposed changes to the state's massage therapy rules which would allow massage therapists to apply ultrasound, diathermy, electrical neuromuscular stimulation, or substantially similar modalities provided that such treatment is under the direction or supervision of a licensed physician, podiatric physician, physician assistant, advanced practice registered nurse, or physical therapist acting within the scope of his or her professional license.

Additionally, under the proposed rules, the 750 hours of massage education necessary for licensure would no longer have to be completed within a nine-month period. 

You can read the proposed changes here and here.  

The deadline for submitting public comments on the proposed rules is July 9, 2018. If you would like to submit comments, please send your comments by July 9 to:

Sallie Debolt, Senior Counsel, State Medical Board of Ohio