The Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) announced it has launched a project to develop a model practice act for the massage profession. The FSMTB board of directors has appointed a model practice act task force comprised of representatives from the regulatory community of the FSMTB member boards and agencies.

The model practice act is intended to provide a resource to legislatures and massage therapy boards when addressing issues related to the public protection mission of regulating the practice of massage therapy, according to an FSMTB press release. The first model practice act task force meeting is being held today in Albany, New York.

Once an initial draft of the model practice act is completed, it will be made available to the profession for comment so that all interested parties will have the opportunity to inform the development of the model practice act before it is finalized. The ongoing status of this project will be updated on the FSMTB website:

Yesterday MASSAGE Magazine reported the FSMTB had announced plans to create a continuing education approval program. Click here to read a press release about the practice-act project.

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