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January Governance Corner & AMTA Updates

Government Accountability Office (GAO) Releases New Report About Examination Performance Rates at For-profit and Not-for-profit Schools

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a new report about examination performance rates at for-profit and not-for-profit schools. The report includes statistical information about performance rates for massage therapy school graduates in four states. This is the latest report from the GAO to include information about the performance of for-profit educational institutions. The GAO began researching performance of for-profit institutions after a 2010 investigation revealed deceptive or misleading recruiting practices at several institutions. The 2010 investigation led to subsequent hearings by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee. The investigation and hearings coincided with the US Department of Education's development of the "Program Integrity" and "Gainful Employment" rules relating to Title IV program eligibility.

AMTA’s government relations staff monitors and reports on activity at the state and federal level. We will continue to keep you informed on this and other government activity that may impact the massage therapy industry.

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