SC S0227 | 2021-2022 | 124th General Assembly

Status

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-1)
Status: Introduced on January 12 2021 - 25% progression
Action: 2021-02-17 - Committee report: Favorable with amendment Labor, Commerce and Industry
Text: Latest bill text (Comm Sub) [HTML]

Summary

Enact The "massage Therapy Practice Act"; To Amend Chapter 30, Title 40 Of The 1976 Code, Relating To Massage Therapy Practice, To Provide That It Is In The Interest Of Public Health, Safety, And Welfare To Regulate The Practice Of Massage Therapy, To Provide For The Composition And Duties Of The Board Of Massage Therapy, To Provide That The Department Of Labor, Licensing And Regulation Shall Publish A Roster Of Licensed Massage Therapists And Establishments, To Provide For Licensure Fees, To Remove The Requirement For An Annual Report On The Administration Of The Massage Therapy Practice Act By The Department, To Provide For Exemptions To The Massage Therapy Practice Act, To Provide Certain Requirements For The Temporary Practice Of Massage Therapy, To Provide That No Person May Practice Or Offer To Practice Massage Therapy Without A License, To Provide That No Person Or Entity May Open, Operate, Maintain, Use, Or Advertise As A Massage Therapy Establishment Or A Sole Practitioner Establishment Without Obtaining A License, To Provide Penalties, To Clarify Licensure Requirements For A Massage Therapist License, To Provide Licensure Requirements For A Massage Therapy Establishment Or Sole Practitioner Establishment, To Provide That The Board May Grant A License By Endorsement To A Massage Therapist Who Holds An Active Massage Therapist License And Is In Good Standing In Another State, The District Of Columbia, Or Any Other United States Territory, To Clarify Requirements Related To Applying For And Obtaining A License, To Provide For Periodic Inspections Of Massage Therapy Establishments And Sole Practitioner Establishments, To Provide That Certain Requirements Relating To Licenses Shall Be Completed Biennially, To Provide That Renewal Of Licenses Shall Be Completed In A Manner Provided By The Board, To Provide That Continuing Education Reports Are Subject To Audits, To Clarify Certain Requirements Related To Lapsed Licenses, To Provide That A Licensee May Provide A Written Request To The Board To Place A License In Inactive Status, To Provide That A Licensee Must Biennially Renew Its License To Remain In Inactive Status, To Provide That A License May Be Reactivated In A Manner Provided By The Board, To Provide That Inactive Status Does Not Stay Any Disciplinary Actions For Violations That Occurred During The Course Of An Active License, To Clarify Regulations That Shall Be Promulgated By The Board, To Provide That The Department Shall Investigate Complaints And Violations, To Provide That The Presiding Officer Of The Board May Administer Oaths, To Provide For Appeals Of The Board's Decisions, To Provide That Service Of A Notice Of An Appeal Does Not Stay The Board's Or The Department's Decision Pending Completion Of The Appellate Process, To Clarify Grounds For Denying A License, To Clarify The Investigation Process And Certain Disciplinary Actions, To Provide That An Individual Or Establishment That Voluntarily Surrenders A License May Not Practice As A Massage Therapist Or Operate As A Massage Therapy Establishment Or Sole Practitioner Establishment Until The Board Reinstates The License, To Provide That Service Of Notice May Be Made By Leaving A Copy Of The Notice With The Director Of The Department Or His Designee In Certain Circumstances, To Provide That Costs And Fines Imposed Are Due And Payable As Required By The Board, To Provide That A Licensee Found In Violation Of The Massage Therapy Practice Act Or Related Regulations May Be Required To Pay Costs Associated With The Investigation Of His Case, To Make Conforming Changes, And To Define Necessary Terms.

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Title

Massage Therapy Practice Act

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History

DateChamberAction
2021-02-17SenateCommittee report: Favorable with amendment Labor, Commerce and Industry
2021-01-12SenateReferred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry
2021-01-12SenateIntroduced and read first time
2020-12-09SenateReferred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry
2020-12-09SenatePrefiled

Same As/Similar To

H3561 (Similar To) 2021-01-12 - Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs

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