Georgia Improves Licensing Law


Georgia Improves Licensing Laws

AMTA is excited to announce that the Georgia Governor signed a bill which includes promotion of massage therapy as a therapeutic health care profession. The bill enacts standards for city and county ordinances relating to therapeutic massage.

The bill revises the current Practice Act and specifically includes the following:

  • Promotion of massage therapy as a therapeutic health care profession
  • Improves state regulation and enforcement of illicit activity
  • Amends continuing education credits
  • Enacts standards for city and county ordinances relating to therapeutic massage

The aim is to establish board regulation of massage therapy educational programs; authorize the regulatory board to permit continuing education credits in reflexology, structural integration, and other modalities and increase enforcement authority.

The revisions to the Practice Act came about through a close collaboration between AMTA, its Georgia Chapter, its lobbyist and other relevant stakeholder groups in the state.

Read more about the revised Georgia Massage Therapy Practice Act »

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