Licensure for Massage Therapy Initiative
Our Chapter is now engaging in moving our licensure for massage therapy initiative forward by taking the next needed steps. Working from our successful Sunrise testimony template, we are working collaboratively with ABMP and AMTA National assistance, including our legislative consultant, to draft appropriate language for our bill.We have met with KATMB, heard their concerns, met again with KATMB leadership to agree on the important Grandfathering Provision options which will be acceptable options to propose according to everyone.
Now, we are reviewing and will be selecting several potential (good fitting with our professional needs) lobbyists, to then move forward into the interview process to bring on board the lobbyist of our choice.
We, as a board, have committed to this process and we now ask that you all please look for updates via email, Facebook (Kansas AMTA) and mail. Soon we will need you to send letters of support to your Senator and Representative. Please ask your clients, friends and family to send letters of support as well. We will be called to testify in front of committees. You will be notified of these times. Please join us to support our bill. We need as many people as possible to appear at the hearings. Our strong show of support is absolutely needed and will dilute any potential opposition. Without our members coming forth, we will dilute our efforts thus far, and also we must remember that our Sunrise recommendation to seek licensure must be upheld by us by doing all that we can do as a profession to make licensure happen in Kansas. We no longer wish to be one of remaining seven unregulated states!
Please be supportive! This is our opportunity for licensure!! Thank you for your support! It is greatly appreciated!!