California’s Assembly Appropriations Committee will hear AB 1822 tomorrow, May 19. If passed, the bill would take effect immediately.

On April 21 MASSAGE Magazine reported on the bill, which could wrestle massage regulatory control out of the hands of the California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC) and into those of local agencies, effectively rolling back regulation to where it stood prior to the formation of CAMTC.

AB 1822 was passed by the California Assembly Business & Professions Committee in April, and was then passed on to the Committee on Appropriations for review.

If AB 1822 becomes law, the regulatory process will effectively revert, to mandate that anyone offering massage therapy in California will have to hold a massage certificate, registration or license issued by every city and/or county in which the therapist practices