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Colorado Bill Requires Local Background Checks

Governor Jared Polis signed into law House Bill 24-1371, requiring local government (counties, cities, or municipalities) to conduct periodic criminal background checks for massage establishment operators, owners, and employees.

Washington Massage Board Vacancies

The State Department of Health and the Washington Massage Board are seeking licensed massage therapists to fill professional member vacancies. Apply before the June 30 deadline.

Maryland Bills Add Instruments, License Requirements, Practice Violations

In May, Governor Wes Moore signed into law two bills affecting massage therapy. House Bill 1497 allows instrument-assisted techniques, amends the license reinstatement process, and adds a new requirement for some licensure applicants. House Bill 1498 addresses unauthorized practice violations.

"Outside the Room:" With Benny Vaughn

This episode of Outside the Room features Benny Vaughn, a trailblazer throughout his life, from his athletic scholarship to the University of Florida to his participation at five Olympic Games. 

Vacancies on the Alabama Massage Board

If you’re interested in serving on the new Alabama Massage Therapy Licensing Board, there are seven seats open to licensed massage therapists. Being a board member is an excellent opportunity to combine the massage community’s collective viewpoints, visions, and hopes for Alabama and we encourage you to apply for a board nomination.

New Massage Board Created in Alabama

On May 15, 2024, Governor Kay Ivey signed into law Senate Bill 137, terminating the Alabama Board of Massage Therapy and its functions to create the new Alabama Massage Therapy Licensing Board. Learn key takeaways from the bill and how its passage may affect you.

Tennessee Regulatory Update

Tennessee massage therapy education requirements increased from 500 hours to 650. ABMP would like to share an update to explain how that change came about and give some overdue credit to those who made it happen.

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