WA Bill Proposes Inspections for Massage Businesses

Introduced on January 11, 2012, Senate Bill 6104 would grant the secretary of health the authority to inspect massage business establishments during business hours. If the secretary is denied access, it may apply for a warrant authorizing access. ABMP is in communication with Senators Keiser, Fraser, and Kline, the bill’s sponsors, to advocate for language that would limit the secretary’s authority to inspect establishments only if a complaint is received. The bill is assigned to be heard by the Committee on Health & Long-Term Care on January 25 at 8:00 a.m. and we will provide updates as they are available.