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Increase Massage Therapy Education Program Hours

Concerning an increase in the hours of work in a massage therapy program required for licensure as a massage therapist.
2024 Regular Session
Professions & Occupations
Bill Summary

Current law requires an applicant for massage therapist licensure to attain a degree, obtain a diploma, or otherwise successfully complete a massage therapy program that consists of at least 500 total hours of coursework and clinical work from an approved massage school. The act increases the coursework and clinical work minimum requirement to 650 total hours starting July 1, 2024.

APPROVED by Governor June 7, 2024

EFFECTIVE June 7, 2024
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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Bill Text

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details