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Kentucky Proposes New Massage Therapy Fees

The Board of Licensure for Massage Therapy published proposed rules that affect massage therapy fees and suggest adding two new sections to the fee schedule: license reinstatement and certificate of good standing fees.

Indiana Massage Therapy Licensing Update

The Indiana State Board of Massage Therapy's rules will be effective July 13, 2022. This means all Indiana massage therapists must be licensed by January 11, 2023. Those currently certified will automatically become licensed. Those not certified will have six months to apply for licensure.

Alabama Proposes New Massage Therapy Rules

The Alabama Board of Massage Therapy announced proposed rule amendments that affect the fee schedule and establishment licensure. Written comments are due by August 4, 2022.

Louisiana Governor Signs Two Bills Impacting Massage Therapy Schools

House Bill No. 240 creates a provisional license for any graduate of a massage therapy school, allowing them to work while they wait for their licensure application to be approved. Senate Bill No. 286 allows educational hours above 500 to be taught either in person or via distance learning.

South Carolina Bill Changes Massage Therapy Act

Senate Bill 227 amends the massage therapy scope of practice, definitions, fees, license qualifications, and misconduct. The bill also adds the following new sections: public roster, licensure by endorsement, and establishment licensure.

Learn About the Proposed Interstate Massage Therapy Compact Draft Bill

The bill will make it easier for massage therapists with 625 hours of education to move to and from other jurisdictions once at least seven or more states approve the proposed bill language. Participate in a Zoom meeting on July 6, 2022, or August 11, 2022, to learn more about the interstate compact.

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