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Massage therapy. Provides that an individual must be licensed by the state board of massage therapy (board) to practice massage therapy. (Under current law, massage therapists are certified by the board but certification is not required to practice massage therapy.) Provides that massage therapy licensing requirements do not prohibit specified conduct of individuals who meet certain requirements. Amends the definition of "massage therapy" to include certain acts. Amends the definition of "massage therapist" to include an individual who offers to provide massage therapy. Provides that an individual may not use certain titles or practice massage therapy without a license. Establishes Massage therapy. Provides that an individual must be licensed by the state board of massage therapy (board) to practice massage therapy. (Under current law, massage therapists are certified by the board but certification is not required to practice massage therapy.) Provides that massage therapy licensing requirements do not prohibit specified conduct of individuals who meet certain requirements. Amends the definition of "massage therapy" to include certain acts. Amends the definition of "massage therapist" to include an individual who offers to provide massage therapy. Provides that an individual may not use certain titles or practice massage therapy without a license. Establishes certain prohibitions and requirements for massage therapy advertisements. Provides for the transition to licensure for massage therapists who are certified on the effective date of rules adopted by the board for massage therapy licensure. Provides that the board may not grant licensure by endorsement to an individual who has a pending disciplinary action. Provides that the massage therapist licensing law preempts local ordinances, resolutions, rules, and policies concerning massage therapists, except for zoning requirements and business licenses. Makes conforming changes. ... View more