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S 1295 - Requires Massage Therapists to be Licensed - Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Requires Massage Therapists to be Licensed

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (39-29) - (Key vote)

Title: Requires Massage Therapists to be Licensed

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires massage therapists to be licensed by the state, effective July 1, 2012.

Highlights:
  • Establishes the Board of Massage Therapy to determine the qualifications of persons applying for licensure (Sec. 1).
  • Requires massage therapists to be licensed by the Board of Massage Therapy (Sec. 1).
  • Requires persons applying for licensure to meet the following requirements (Sec. 1):
    • Have a high school diploma or equivalent;
    • Be at least 18 years old;
    • Have good moral character;
    • Have completed a massage program consisting of 500 hours of coursework; and
    • Have passed a national competency examination in massage therapy approved by the Board of Massage Therapy.
  • Prohibits massage therapists from performing the following (Sec. 1):
    • Diagnosis of injury, illness, or disease;
    • Chiropractic adjustments or skeletal manipulative procedures;
    • Therapeutic exercises such as, but not limited to, the use of medically classified therapeutic devices, mechanical traction, laser and light therapies, electrical stimulation, or application of ultrasound; and
    • Dispensing prescriptions for pharmaceutical agents.
  • Specifies that any person convicted of violating any of the above provisions to be guilty of a misdemeanor (Sec.1).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (28-6) -
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Requires Massage Therapists to be Licensed

Committee Sponsors

Sponsors

  • James C. 'Jim' Hammond (ID - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jim Marriott (ID - R) (Out Of Office)
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