House Bill 79

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Last Action 03/05/21: passed 94-0
Title AN ACT relating to massage therapy.
Bill Documents Current
Introduced
Bill Request Number 394
Sponsors M. Koch, C. Massey, B. McCool, S. Westrom
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 309.350 to establish the definition for "massage establishment"; amend KRS 309.351 to allow licensed massage therapists to use pulsed electromagnetic field therapy or microcurrent devices for which they are trained; prohibit the application of ultrasounds and the prescribing of medication; amend KRS 309.354 to allow at least one board member to be a designated representative of a school owner or designated representative of a school director; amend KRS 309.355 to allow the board to fine any massage establishment that employs or contracts with unlicensed practitioners who perform massages; allow the board to fine any massage establishment that fails to report to the board any license massage therapist who violates KRS Chapter 309.350 to 309.364 or administrative regulations promulgated by the board while employed by the massage establishment; give the board the authority to hire staff for the work of the board; amend KRS 309.357 to remove the list of existing fees from statute and charge the board with promulgating administrative regulations that establish a reasonable schedule of fees for the issuance and restoration of licenses and certificates and for the renewal of licenses; establish the conditions under which a license may be reinstated or renewed; require the completion of one hour of continuing education for every six months a license has been in an inactive state; KRS 309.358 to add background checks conducted by the Kentucky State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a requirement for licensure; allow licensure to be obtained through an associate's degree if the program meets the requirements of a training program approved by the board; amend KRS 309.361 to require licensees to complete 12 hours of continuing education instead of 24 as a condition of licensure renewal; require 3 of the 12 hours of continuing education to be completed in ethics; amend KRS 309.362 to increase the cap on fines from $500 to $1,000 per violation for repeat offenders; amend KRS 309.363 to allow a school with the designation of "Approved Schhol" to meet the qualifications of having met the requirement that it be in good standing; amend KRS 309.3631 to require applications for the initial certificate of good standing and annual renewals to be submitted with a fee prescribed by the board.
Index Headings of Original Version Fees - Massage therapy licensure, promulgation of administrative regulations
Licensing - Massage therapists, licensure requirements
Occupations and Professions - Massage therapists, licensure requirements
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Board of Massage Therapy, massage therapy licensure, establishment of fees
Jump to Proposed Amendments House Committee Substitute 1
House Floor Amendment 1
Senate Committee Substitute 1
Votes Vote History

Actions

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10/28/20
  • Prefiled by the sponsor(s).
01/05/21
  • introduced in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)
01/13/21
  • to Licensing, Occupations, & Admin Regs (H)
  • posted in committee
02/03/21
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
02/04/21
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 9, 2021
02/09/21
  • floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
02/10/21
  • 3rd reading
  • floor amendment (1) defeated
  • passed 81-4 with Committee Substitute
  • received in Senate
02/22/21
  • to Health & Welfare (S)
02/24/21
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
02/25/21
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
03/01/21
  • posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 2, 2021
03/02/21
  • 3rd reading, passed 35-1 with Committee Substitute (1)
03/03/21
  • received in House
  • to Rules (H)
03/04/21
  • posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute
03/05/21
  • House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute
  • passed 94-0

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment House Committee Substitute 1
Summary Amend KRS 309.350 to include a place of business licensed under KRS 309.350 to 309.364 as a massage establishment; amend KRS 309.355 to allow the board to fine any massage establishment licensed under KRS 309.350 to 309.364 that employs or contracts unlicensed practitioners to do massage or fails to report any massage therapist who violates KRS 309.350 to 309.364 or administrative regulations promulgated by the board; amend KRS 309.358 to allow the board to issue a license to practice as a massage therapist to an applicant who submits a recent color photograph; require the board to incorporate a recent color photograph of a licensee into his or her license.
Index Headings Licensing - Massage establishments, requirements
Occupations and Professions - Massage establishments, requirements

Amendment House Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor J. Donohue
Summary Retain original provisions of HB 79/HCS 1, except restore training hours to 24 hours for a licensee who is renewing his or her license.
Index Headings Licensing - Massage therapists, requirements
Occupations and Professions - Massage therapists, license renewal requirements

Amendment Senate Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain original provisions, except remove the definition and reference of "massage establishment"; and require the board to implement a fingerprint-supported criminal record check of any applicant of licensure to practice massage therapy.
Index Headings Licensing - Massage therapists, requirements
Occupations and Professions - Massage therapists, requirements

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