Navigation Links
State Regulation of Massage Therapy Will Improve Public Health, Safety
Date:8/5/2009

i>Toni L. Felice, public member, Butler County
  • Susan Gobreski, public member, Philadelphia County
  • Robert C. Jantsch, chairman, professional member, Allegheny County
  • Martha Kollar Malina, vice chairwoman, professional member, Dauphin County
  • Donna K. Ponessa, professional member, Lancaster County
  • William F. Vogel, professional member, Allegheny County.
  • An additional professional member will be appointed in the near future, and the Department of Health expects to name its designee shortly.

    One means of obtaining a license is completion of at least 600 hours of in-class, postsecondary massage education. The education must include training about HIV and related risks, along with cardiopulmonary resuscitation techniques. The act also requires applicants to pass a national examination.

    A provision of the act "grandfathers" existing practitioners, though they must have been in active practice for at least five years and demonstrated competence to practice.

    All licensees are required to complete at least 24 hours of continuing professional education every two years.

    The licensure law restricts use of the titles "licensed massage therapist," "massage therapist," and the abbreviation "L.M.T." to licensed massage therapists only; it also prohibits holding oneself out to others as a massage therapist without licensure. This restriction includes advertising as a massage therapist and using any title or description including massage therapist, massage practitioner, masseur, masseuse, myotherapist or any derivative of these terms.

    The act generally prohibits licensure of individuals who have been convicted of felonies under the Controlled Substance Act. It also authorizes the board to refuse, suspend or revoke a license if the licensee is convicted of a crime of moral turpitude
    '/>"/>

    SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of State
    Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
    All rights reserved

    Page: 1 2 3

    Related medicine news :

    1. 4th Annual Case for Inclusion Report Ranks All 50 States on Community-Based Support
    2. YMCA of the USA Announces 16 Communities Selected for Statewide Policy Change Initiative to Reverse the Childhood Obesity Epidemic
    3. Multi-state Medicare Fraud Crackdown Focuses Attention on Recovery Payoffs to Defray Health Reform Costs
    4. GenVaults GenSolve(TM) Reagents Enable State-of-the-Art Genomic Analysis of Dried Blood Spots
    5. Premier of Split Estate at DocuWeeks 2009 to Call National Attention to Urban Drilling in New York and Los Angeles
    6. Amgen and Wyeth Statement on FDA Announcement About Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) Blockers
    7. Ferring Pharmaceuticals Announces Trade Name FIRMAGON(R) (degarelix for injection) for Advanced Prostate Cancer Treatment
    8. K-State Researcher, Collaborators Study Virulence of Pandemic H1N1 Virus; Work at K-State Would Protect Pig Industry If the Virus Jumps to Swine Populations
    9. PracticeMatch Releases Results of Recent State of the Industry Survey of Physician Recruiters
    10. StayWell Custom Communications Partnership With HealthMedia(R) Yields State-Of-The-Art Online Health Platform
    11. Transcept Pharmaceuticals to Hold Conference Call on Agreement with Purdue Pharmaceutical Products L.P. to Commercialize Intermezzo(R) in the United States
    Post Your Comments:
    *Name:
    *Comment:
    *Email:
    (Date:9/22/2014)... people both exercise more and drink more , Study ... activity , Findings differ from past research on physical ... Medicine study finds that on days when people exercise ... more alcohol, too. , This is the only study ... for self-reporting physical activity and alcohol use. , "Monday ...
    (Date:9/22/2014)... (HealthDay News) -- Teens and young adults at risk ... to help prevent risky sexual behaviors, according to new ... Every year, about 20 million new sexually transmitted infections ... States. About half involve people between 15 and 24 ... Its new report, published Sept. 22 in Annals ...
    (Date:9/22/2014)... ARBOR, Mich. A surprising new study pulls back ... in health care: differences in payment and income between ... who don,t. , Contrary to perception, the research ... to favor surgeons and other procedure-performing doctors. , The ... simple difference in pay per minute explains why doctors ...
    (Date:9/22/2014)... New York, NY (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 ... pain on the side of the hip , ... for hip bursitis treatment in Manhattan. This treatment is now offered ... bursitis, which is also called trochanteric bursitis, occurs when ... is a fluid-filled sac in the hip, between the ...
    (Date:9/22/2014)... Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, ... all children aged 6 months and older be vaccinated for ... updated their influenza vaccine recommendations to advise that the youngest ... immunity. The AAP also wants parents of children aged 2 ... vaccine instead of the flu shot if it,s readily available. ...
    Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:We drink more alcohol on gym days 2Health News:Behavioral Counseling Urged for Teens, Young Adults at Risk for STDs 2Health News:Behavioral Counseling Urged for Teens, Young Adults at Risk for STDs 3Health News:Think the system for paying US doctors is rigged to favor surgeons? Study may surprise you 2Health News:Think the system for paying US doctors is rigged to favor surgeons? Study may surprise you 3Health News:Think the system for paying US doctors is rigged to favor surgeons? Study may surprise you 4Health News:DNR Clinic Offers Hip Bursitis Treatment in Manhattan 2Health News:DNR Clinic Offers Hip Bursitis Treatment in Manhattan 3Health News:Pediatricians Urge Flu Vaccine for All Kids 6 Months and Older 2Health News:Pediatricians Urge Flu Vaccine for All Kids 6 Months and Older 3
    ... cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed among men in ... There are several // treatment options, but new research shows ... , Doctors hope that the drug -- finasteride ... smaller doses, it’s commonly known as Propecia for baldness. It ...
    ... A new study finds angioplasty should be the treatment ... hospital they initially go to doesn’t offer angioplasty// services ... for treatment. ,Research has shown heart attack patients ... open up the clogged blood vessel that caused the ...
    ... New research reports, patients who were treated for depression ... vitamin B12 in their blood.// ,An increasing amount ... B and depression, but the specifics have not been ... relationship of vitamin B12 and the treatment of depression. ...
    ... A new study shows people who suffer from migraine headaches ... which are areas of the brain where the tissue has ... ages 30 to 60. They grouped the patients into categories ... no visual difficulties. A control group was also included in ...
    ... new study finds people who participated in a cardiac-rehab program ... rate // as those of the same age and sex ... about half of the deaths that occurred among patients in ... cardiac-rehab program. ,The investigation involved about 1,800 patients. Nearly ...
    ... from extremely low body fat whether due to strenuous ... from treatment with the appetite-and-weight-regulation hormone leptin.// The study ... instances of infertility. ,Leptin is produced in fat ... then travels to the brain and plays a role ...
    Cached Medicine News:
    (Date:9/22/2014)... MEDICAL CORP. (NYSE: CMN ) will release  the ... 31, 2014 on Monday, September 29 before the market opens, ... 11:00 AM ET. Participating in the call will be ... President and CEO; Jorgen B. Hansen , Executive Vice ... President, CFO and Treasurer; and Seth Yellin , Senior ...
    (Date:9/22/2014)... , Sept. 22, 2014  Sutro Biopharma today ... as one of 2014,s Fierce 15 biotechnology companies, ... biotechnology companies in the industry.  "Sutro ... of backers as well as industry partners for what ... conjugates and bispecifics," says John Carroll , editor ...
    (Date:9/22/2014)... Calif. , Sept. 22, 2014 Thoratec ... in device-based mechanical circulatory support therapies to save, support ... Keith Grossman has been appointed President and Chief ... Burbach , who has stepped down from his executive ... to the company through the first quarter of 2016.  ...
    Breaking Medicine Technology:Cantel Medical Corp. To Hold Conference Call To Discuss Results For Its Fourth Quarter And Fiscal 2014 Ended July 31, 2014 2FierceBiotech names Sutro Biopharma as one of its "Fierce 15" Biotech Companies of 2014 2FierceBiotech names Sutro Biopharma as one of its "Fierce 15" Biotech Companies of 2014 3Thoratec Appoints D. Keith Grossman President And Chief Executive Officer 2Thoratec Appoints D. Keith Grossman President And Chief Executive Officer 3Thoratec Appoints D. Keith Grossman President And Chief Executive Officer 4Thoratec Appoints D. Keith Grossman President And Chief Executive Officer 5
    ... EXPRESS Seeding Cartridge System is a single-use, ... seeds and spacers into a Bard BrachyStar ... has a(n): outer radiation safety shield, inner ... spacers, integrally molded fitting that connects the ...
    ... very easy to use Ambulatory Urodynamic recorder ... with practising urologists as an invaluable aid ... dysfunctions. The system offers the possibility to ... a natural bladder filling, extented over a ...
    A compact mobile System Cart gives mobility within your department. The cart accomodates the Uromac Median data processor, desktop computer, printer and provides stowage space. Patient related transd...
    ... with state of the art software that ... meet the needs of your busy center. ... upgraded to grow with you. With optional ... it is easy to see why Dorado™ ...
    Medicine Products: