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South Carolina Proposes New Massage Therapy Rules

The South Carolina Panel for Massage/Bodywork proposed rules as a necessary step to implement the new requirements outlined in Senate Bill 227. Submit written comments support of, or in opposition to, the proposed rules no later than October 24, 2022.

CAMTC May Consider Fee Increases

The California Massage Therapy Council gave notice that fee increases may be discussed at its meeting on Tuesday, November 29, 2022. Consider whether you support or oppose an increase and contact ABMP’s Government Relation’s team at gr@abmp.com for more information about the upcoming meeting.

Oregon Proposes External Pelvic Floor Massage Rules

The Oregon State Board of Massage Therapists proposed new massage therapy rules that would allow licensees to perform external pelvic floor massage. Submit your comments in support of, or opposition to, the rules before October 31, 2022.

Maryland Implicit Bias Training Resources

Maryland massage therapists must complete implicit bias training by October 31, 2022, to fulfill their continuing education requirements. View a list of approved training resources.

Iowa Adopts New Massage Therapy Rules

The Iowa Board of Massage Therapy adopted new massage therapy rules that impact the following sections: definitions, licensure by examination, qualifications for foreign applicants, and license display requirements. The new rules will be effective August 17, 2022.

Colorado Bill Gives Counties Authority to Adopt Establishment Licensing

House Bill 22-1300 allows counties, cities, and towns in Colorado to adopt local ordinances. The intent is to prevent human trafficking-related offenses to occur in illicit businesses that represent themselves as massage establishments. The bill takes effect August 10, 2022.