Texas Massage Regulation to be Transferred to Department of Licensing and Regulation in 2017

Under Texas SB 202, which became law in 2015, regulatory oversight of the Texas massage therapy program will be transferred from the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to the Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) in late 2017. Several other professional regulation programs are making the transition as well and we anticipate that TDLR will have the required systems in place prior to the transfer of the massage program. ABMP in is touch with TDLR regarding education of the profession on the transition and future appointment of a massage advisory committee, and we will keep our members informed as the transition date approaches.