SC S1184 | 2019-2020 | 123rd General Assembly

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Introduced on March 19 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-03-19 - Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs
Pending: Senate Medical Affairs Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]

Summary

Amend Chapter 30, Title 40 Of The 1976 Code, Relating To The Massage/bodywork Practice Act, To Rename The Chapter The Massage Therapy Practice Act, To Provide That It Is In The Interest Of Public Health, Safety, And Welfare To Regulate The Practice Of Massage Therapy, To Provide That The Provisions Of The Massage Therapy Practice Act Control If There Is A Conflict, To Clarify 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 And 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 That The Department May Make Periodic Inspections Of All Massage Therapy Establishments And All Sole Practitioner Establishments During Business Hours Without Prior Notice, To Provide Penalties For Failing To Cooperate With The Department During An Inspection, 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 His 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 That A Person Aggrieved By A Final Action Of The Board May Seek An Appeal Of The Decision, 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 If An Individual Cannot Be Found At His Usual Abode Or Place Of Business, 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

Relating To The Massage/bodywork Practice Act, To Rename The Chapter The Massage Therapy Practice Act, To Provide That It Is In The Interest Of Public Health, Safety, And Welfare To Regulate The Practice Of Massage Therapy, To Provide That The Provisions Of The Massage Therapy Practice Act Control If There Is A Conflict, To Clarify 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 And 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 That The Department May Make Periodic Inspections Of All Massage Therapy Establishments And All Sole Practitioner Establishments During Business Hours Without Prior Notice, To Provide Penalties For Failing To Cooperate With The Department During An Inspection, 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 His 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 That A Person Aggrieved By A Final Action Of The Board May Seek An Appeal Of The Decision, 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 If An Individual Cannot Be Found At His Usual Abode Or Place Of Business, 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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History

DateChamberAction
2020-03-19SenateReferred to Committee on Medical Affairs
2020-03-19SenateIntroduced and read first time

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