1975 was the year that the state legislature made it official that massage therapists were licensed. The 1975 Legislative Report (PDF) tells it all. By Representative Warnke REHB 774 PARTIAL VETO ISSUE: Massage therapists ANALYSIS AS ENACTED The massage business in this State has been troubled insofar as appropriate licensing laws do not exist in all areas. This … [Read more...] about History of Massage therapy in WA State
2020 - the Year to Get Involved Get more people to the Massage Awareness Day at the capital in Olympia to talk to legislators and their staff and provide chair massage. ( Could we be a bigger hit than potato day?) February 11, 2020, Tuesday Look into options for creating an accountable care network to see if one could help solve the many issues we are faced with.Look … [Read more...] about 20 things to do in 2020 for the Massage Therapy Profession in WA State
The Department of Revenue sent out a letter/email to massage therapists: "Beginning with business activities occurring on or after Jan.1, 2020, a surcharge applies to the amount of tax payable under the Service and Other Activities B&O tax classification by businesses primarily engaged in one or more specified activities. The surcharge is in addition to the Service … [Read more...] about Department of Revenue Tax Increase
Today's Board of Massage Meeting was just finishing up and fine tuning the latest draft of the proposed rules(PDF). The latest revisions are in the Phase 1 of rule making. A CR 101 was filed with the Department of Health Filed September 6, 2017, 11:25 a.m. This phase is a follow up or continuation of the rule making process that created rules that became effective July … [Read more...] about Nov 11 2019 BOM Meeting Notes
Agenda. Arlington School of Massage - approved. Somatic Education Training Program - Body Intelligence looking for approval as a somatic education program which means exempt from having to be approved school. Secretary of State has final approval. The BOM just gives their recommendations on it to the secretary. AMTA recommended not to recommend. It is a … [Read more...] about Sept 6, 2019 Board of Massage Meeting Notes.