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Texas Considering Rehabilitation Efforts When Reviewing Criminal History

Senate Bill 483 permits the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation to consider each person’s criminal history—including federal offenses and any offense committed in another state—along with rehabilitative efforts when determining whether a massage therapy license should be issued or renewed.

Texas Introduces Second Exam Option for Massage Therapy Applicants

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation announced that massage therapist applicants now have a second licensing testing method from which they can choose, the Texas Massage Therapists Examination. Learn about exam registration, cancellation policies, and location sites.

Florida Bill Requires Gender-Exclusive Restrooms

Florida lawmakers passed a bill that requires individuals to use, and certain public spaces to provide, restrooms that align with their sex assigned at birth. Find out how House Bill 1521, signed by Governor Ron De Santis, may affect your school.

Arizona Repeals Communication Proficiency Tests

The Arizona legislature adopted House Bill 2012, which eliminates the requirement for the State Board of Massage Therapy to establish communication proficiency requirements for applicants applying for a massage therapy license.

Texas Adopts New Massage Therapy, Barber, Cosmetology Rules

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation adopted rules that affect massage therapy. The rules are necessary to align the dishonored payment processing fee with statutory requirements, add additional rules regarding complaints, and revise the processes and procedures for contested cases..

"Outside the Room:" Uniting Massage Therapists

In the most recent episode of Outside the Room, CG Funk talks with Mike Hinkle, who started the World Massage Festival in 2006 to offer affordable and high-quality education and creative space for therapists to connect and celebrate.

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