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Kentucky Sales Tax Bill Update

House Bill 8 requires massage therapists to apply a 6 percent sales tax on massage therapy services and will go into effect January 1, 2023. Learn how to create a sales and use tax account and the definition of “medical necessity.”

Mike Arismendez, Keith Warren Elected to FSMTB Board of Directors

Mike Arismendez and Keith Warren were elected by acclamation to serve three-year terms on the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) Board of Directors at the 17th annual meeting of the FSMTB in Charlotte, North Carolina, in October.

Arismendez is the executive director of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation; Warren is the executive director of the Alabama Board of Massage Therapy.

Update on Potential CAMTC Fee Increase

The California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC) gave notice that fee increases may be discussed at its meeting Tuesday, November 29. Attend the meeting to voice your opinion or submit written commentary before November 19.

Florida Board of Massage Therapy Seeking Board Members

There are two vacant seats on the Florida Board of Massage Therapy (Board). One seat is for a Florida-licensed massage therapist (LMT) and one is for a public member. Apply for a Board appointment today.

Iowa Proposes Mandatory Reporter Training

The Iowa Board of Massage Therapy (Board) is proposing new rules that would require massage therapists who treat children and dependent adults to complete mandatory reporter training. Submit your commentary to the Board by November 8, 2022.

Texas Proposes Rules Affecting Massage Therapists, Cosmetologists, Barbers

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) is proposing amendments to existing rules that impact license eligibility after revocation, license eligibility for those with criminal convictions, and rule adoption petitions. Submit your comments to TDLR about the rules before October 30, 2022.

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.

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