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Bill Detail: HB22-1226

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Title Sunset Massage Therapists
Status Governor Signed (04/12/2022)
Bill Subjects
  • Professions & Occupations
House Sponsors T. Carver (R)
K. Tipper (D)
Senate Sponsors J. Cooke (R)
S. Jaquez Lewis (D)
House Committee Judiciary
Senate Committee Judiciary
Date Introduced 02/11/2022

Sunset Process - House Judiciary Committee. The bill
implements the recommendations of the department of regulatory
agencies' (department) sunset review and report on the licensing of

massage therapists by:
  • Continuing the licensing requirements for 9 years, until
September 1, 2031 (sections 1 and 2 of the bill);
  • Granting sole discretion to the director of the division of
professions and occupations to approve the licensure
examination for massage therapists by repealing the
reference to national licensure examinations as an option
for massage therapist applicants to take in lieu of another
examination approved by the director (section 3); and
  • Adding, as grounds for disciplining a massage therapist:
  • Engaging in fraud, misrepresentation, deception, or
cheating in taking or furnishing the results of a
required examination or having the person's score
on the examination invalidated by the testing
provider because the person was determined to have
cheated or engaged in fraud, misrepresentation, or
deception in taking the examination (section 4); and
  • Failing to timely respond to a complaint against the
massage therapist (section 4).

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