South Carolina adopted new rules that affect minimum massage therapy educational requirements, establishment and sole practitioner establishment operations, establishment licensing, and more.
South Carolina Legislative and Policy Developments
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The South Carolina Panel for Massage/Bodywork proposed rules as a necessary step to implement the new requirements outlined in Senate Bill 227. Submit written comments support of, or in opposition to, the proposed rules no later than October 24, 2022.
Senate Bill 227 amends the massage therapy scope of practice, definitions, fees, license qualifications, and misconduct. The bill also adds the following new sections: public roster, licensure by endorsement, and establishment licensure.
Senate Bill 227 (SB 227) is essentially a cleanup bill, but also seeks to update licensing requirements, create establishment licensure, increase training hours, and modify fees. SB 227 is out of the Senate, but the South Carolina legislative session adjourned on May 13, 2021. SB 227 will not pass through the legislature this session, but will go through the House in 2022.