Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-20.8
Licensing of Massage Therapists

SECTION 23-20.8-4

§ 23-20.8-4. Establishment – Board of massage therapists – Powers and duties.

Subject to the provisions of this chapter, the board shall have the following powers and duties:

(1) Adopt rules and regulations governing the licensure of massage therapists in a manner consistent with the provisions of this chapter and in accordance with the procedures outlined in the Administrative Procedures Act;

(2) Establish standards of professional and ethical conduct;

(3) Adopt rules that endorse equivalent licensure examinations of another state or territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or a foreign country and that may include licensure by reciprocity; hold hearing, as necessary, in accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act.

(4) Maintain a complete record of all licensed massage therapists, ensure licensee compliance with all established requirements. The board will make an annual report to the governor which shall contain duties performed, actions taken and appropriate recommendations. Consult and advise other regulatory entities as necessary regarding issues pertaining to massage therapy practice, education and/or issues related to the regulation of massage therapists.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1978, ch. 230, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 23-58-4; P.L. 1979, ch. 39, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 23-20.8-4; P.L. 2001, ch. 86, § 5; P.L. 2013, ch. 165, § 3; P.L. 2013, ch. 222, § 3.)