South Carolina Legislative and Policy Developments

South Carolina

Labor Licensing Regulation
South Carolina Massage/Bodywork Panel

110 Center View
PO Box 11329
Columbia, SC 29210
Phone: 803-896-4588
Fax: 803-896-4484
Email: BoardInfo@llr.sc.gov

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Title: Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirement: 500 hours & NCETMB or MBLEx
Renewal: 12 hours/2 years

Regulation Type: 
State License

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South Carolina Bill Changes Massage Therapy Act

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.

South Carolina Senate Bill 227 Update

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.