NSOBA Pick Sheet for WAC Chapter 246-830 proposed revisions

NSOBA Pick Sheet for WAC Chapter 246-830 proposed revisions

So you don't feel like reading 40 pages of massage regulations? No problem! We have a summary of the major changes and issues for WAC Chapter 246-830 listed right here! Let the letter writing commence! Comments due to massagerulescomments@doh.wa.gov by August 17!

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Board of Massage Meeting Notes March, 11 2016

Board of Massage Meeting Notes March, 11 2016

Senate Bill 6399 / House Bill 2781 - passed the House and Senate and was delivered to the Governor. It will allow approved massage schools to establish transfer programs for students who are transferring education obtained at other schools that are not approved massage schools. From here, the Board of Massage, through the current rules development work, will create criteria that the schools need to follow for granting transfer credits. 

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Board of Massage Meeting Notes January 15, 2016

Board of Massage Meeting Notes January 15, 2016

There was an excellent presentation by Workforce Training about all the program requirements for non-degree training. They provide services such as, maintaining a fund for recovering tuition if a school goes bankrupt, there is a student complaint process. Each school needs to be licensed by the state. They will make a visit to the school at inception of license and then every couple years after that. Or if there is a complaint. They review class catalog, contracts, student records, business plans, etc. 

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Board of Massage Meeting Notes November 6, 2015

Board of Massage Meeting Notes November 6, 2015

This was a great meeting! To open, Dave Magby, Office Director of the Department of Investigation and Inspection, gave some explanations around draping and breast massage, focusing on informed consent and clear communication being the most important part of massage treatment. He shared great information about the types of complaints that his office receives. Complaints about draping are one of the most frequent issues brought to him. Next, FSMTB Government Relations Specialist, Brock Ingmire, says there will be a human trafficking task force initiated at the next Federation meeting. He is smart and pretty :-)

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