DE HB357 | 2011-2012 | 146th General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Passed on July 27 2012 - 100% progression
Action: 2012-07-27 - Signed by Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #1) [HTML]


This bill is the result of recommendations made by the Joint Sunset Committee. The bill expands the powers of the Board of Massage and Bodywork to include adoption of rules pertaining to advertising and unprofessional conduct by licensees and the adoption of a Client Disclosure Form, to be used by certified massage technicians. The form will require technicians to disclose to the public that they are not licensed therapists and will serve to educate the public regarding the distinction between the two licensure categories. This bill also amends the requirements for licensure to enable the Board to take into account the applicant's professional disciplinary and criminal history. Applicants and current licensees will be required to undergo criminal background checks. The bill expands the grounds for discipline to include unprofessional conduct. Further, where a licensee is found guilty of a violation of the Board's law or rules, this bill gives the Board the discretion to impose a monetary penalty not to exceed $500 for each violation. The Board will permanently revoke the license of any licensee convicted of a felony sexual offense. Finally, this bill clarifies and makes technical corrections to certain statutory language

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An Act To Amend Title 24 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Massage And Bodywork.


Roll Calls

2012-07-01 - Senate - Senate Third Reading (Y: 21 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2012-06-20 - House - House Third Reading (Y: 39 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]


2012-07-27 Signed by Governor
2012-07-01 Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
2012-07-01 Necessary rules are suspended in Senate
2012-06-20 Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 39 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
2012-06-06 Reported Out of Committee (SUNSET COMMITTEE (POLICY ANALYSIS & GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY)) in House with 2 Favorable, 3 On Its Merits
2012-06-05 Introduced and Assigned to Sunset Committee (Policy Analysis & Government Accountability) Committee in House

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