The act implements the recommendations of the department of regulatory agencies' (department) sunset review and report on the licensing of massage therapists by:
- Continuing the licensing requirements for 9 years, until September 1, 2031;
- Granting sole discretion to the director of the division of professions and occupations to approve the licensure examination for massage therapists by repealing the reference to national licensure examinations as an option for massage therapist applicants to take in lieu of another examination approved by the director; and
- Adding, as grounds for disciplining a massage therapist, engaging in fraud, misrepresentation, deception, or cheating in taking or furnishing the results of a required examination or having the person's score on the examination invalidated by the testing provider because the person was determined to have cheated or engaged in fraud, misrepresentation, or deception in taking the examination.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)