Senate Bill 0573
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DIGEST OF SB 573 (Updated February 19, 2013 4:42 pm - DI 84)
Massage therapists. Provides that an individual must be licensed by the state board of massage therapy to engage in the practice of massage therapy. (Under current law, massage therapists are certified by the board but certification is not required for the practice of massage therapy.) Makes it a Class B misdemeanor to practice massage therapy without a license. Provides that the massage therapy licensing requirements do not apply to a health care provider who is acting within the scope of the health care provider's license, registration, or certificate. Provides that the massage therapist licensing law preempts local ordinances, resolutions, rules, and policies concerning massage therapists except for zoning requirements and occupational license fees. Makes conforming changes.
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