As previously reported, ABMP recently helped develop a Sunrise Application for the state of Vermont. The sunrise process is a preliminary assessment of the massage therapy profession conducted by the Vermont Office of Professional Regulation (OPR) to determine whether, in its opinion, the profession should be regulated by the state. The OPR decision will be based purely on public safety concerns. The Sunrise Application, developed by ABMP, the Vermont Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association (VT - AMTA), and others, will serve as a guide for the OPR assessment. The assessment includes a public hearing where anyone can comment and voice their opinion on the subject of licensing massage therapists. The hearing has been scheduled and we encourage you to attend. If you decide to attend the meeting, please let me know you’re coming so that I can meet you, and we can coordinate comments among presenters and avoid redundancy. Date: Friday, October 29, 2010 Time: 9:00 a.m. Location: Office of Professional Regulation, Conference Room A National Life Building, National Life Drive North FL2, Montpelier, VT 05620-3402 If you cannot attend, you may still submit written comments to the Office of Professional Regulation at any time before the hearing. Send written comments to Larry Novins (email@example.com) Please write "Massage Therapists Licensure" in the subject line. View sample letters and bullet points.