South Dakota Legislative and Policy Developments

South Dakota

Board of Massage Therapy
217 W Missouri Ave
Pierre, SD 57501
Phone: 605-773-3440
Fax: 605-773-7175

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Title: Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirements: 500 hours and passing the MBLEx or NCBTMB; liability insurance required prior to licensure
Renewal: 8 hours/2 years

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South Dakota House Bill 1016 Dies in the House

House Bill 1016 would have disbanded the Board of Massage Therapy under the Department of Health and created a new Board of Barbering, Cosmetology, and Massage Therapy, but HB 1016 died in the House.

South Dakota House Bill 1016—Hearing January 20 at 10:00 a.m. (CDT)

Governor Noem introduced House Bill 1016, which would consolidate the boards of massage therapy, cosmetology, and barbering into a new nine-person board from under the Department of Health. There is a hearing in the Commerce and Energy Committee on January 20, 2021, at 10:00 a.m (CDT). There will be a short opportunity for public comment.