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 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.

Once an initial draft of the model practice act is complete, 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,