Bill Request 394

Title AN ACT relating to massage therapy.
Bill Documents Original
Sponsors M. Koch
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 require the board to accept the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards' guidelines in approving continuing education; 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 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


10/28/20 Prefiled by the sponsor(s).

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