The West Virginia Massage Therapy Licensing Board (Board) adopted new licensing requirements that increase minimum training hours to 625 from 500 hours. The Board also adopted new massage establishment licensure rules and fees; all massage establishments must be licensed by October 1, 2023.
The Montana legislature adopted House Bill 87, which creates one general law for all licensing boards to follow to unify board standards. The bill explains a board’s function and outlines appointment terms and qualifications, board meetings, and member compensation.
Licensees must earn one hour of CE in in domestic violence and sexual assault awareness education.
Approved online courses may be used to meet the 12-hour hands-on technique requirement, which means all continuing education may be completed online for this renewal period.
The Texas legislature adopted House Bill 3579, creating massage establishment emergency suspension orders and allowing for restrictive massage establishment regulations if a business meets specific criteria.
House Bill 115 consolidates penalties for unlicensed practice across various licensing boards, including the Montana Board of Massage Therapy.
Minnesota is one of only five states to remain unlicensed, even though it is a critical effort for the industry. Please join ABMP to increase massage therapy standards, to implement enhanced public protection, and to encourage progress in the industry. Find out how you can advocate for licensure!
The Washington Board of Massage and Department of Health (Department) have proposed two new rules related to health equity that affect continuing education and initial training requirements. You can share your thoughts on the rules with the Department by July 7.
Nevada becomes the first state to adopt the Massage Compact to simplify interstate massage therapy practice and regulation.
House Bill 6733 increases the amount of online continuing education hours massage therapists are permitted to complete.