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NJ Massage Licensing Law

Started by Bill Curry Apr 2, 2013.

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Comment by Bill Curry on January 6, 2010 at 10:07pm
The board has been meeting and revising the Rules and Regs, listed under the old board of nursing, and Division of consumer affairs. When they are done with this proccess, they will make up an application for Licensure, post it on the internet and then the grandfathering will begin. I would say this will happen within two months (educated guess). Those already certified under the old certifaication bill, will be moved in to the Licensure catagory, and will be sent a License automaitcally. Nothing for you to do. As for how licensing will help, ther are many ways First we will be considered a Therapist Licensed by the state as a Therpist. This has a lot of implications, just ask Florida. A massage practitioner can bill the insurance ompany directly with a prescription in that state. Second, there is the credibility issue, we will have more of it. Third, the masage parlors of the past will be gone. Each place that does massage will have to be registered wiith the Board of Massage, pay a yarly fee, and must comply with certain regulations. As a massage community we will have moved into the 21st century. Every person taking money for massage will need to be Licensed and meet certain quailifications. There will be no more people giving the industry a bad name. Just people who know what they are doing. I am not big on the idea of legistlating the indutry, but it was comming where we wanted it or not. Under the old bill, being certified meant very little in reality, but being licensed, we have many opportunites and with i responsibilites. When it comes to insurance billing as an example, insurance companies only deal with state licensed individuals, because the law works differently with licensed individuals. Dealing with insurance companies is tricky at best. I have had dealings with them before, and now avoid them. There are a few however that will make money in this area.
Comment by Christina Arocho on January 6, 2010 at 11:57am
so any idea as to when paperwork will mailed out to CMT's to complete to recieve their License? I am grandfathered in as per the requirements but am still waiting for what I need to fill out and pay.
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Comment by Tene' on December 16, 2009 at 10:42am
Hi Everyone! I am excited to join a group of fellow NJ therapists. I look forward to receiving lots of information, and giving it where I can.
Comment by marissa lynn bauer on December 4, 2009 at 12:06pm
Comment by Bill Curry on December 4, 2009 at 8:57am
Hi Marrisa - I assume you are inquiring to the massage licensing bill. You actually need to have a certificate of completion, along with a beakdown of what the course entailed. You can be grandfathered in under the new law, but you still need 200 hours of certification. It breaks down to 150 of practicum, 45 of anatomy & physiology, and 5 of ethics. The certification is to identify your scope of practice. Under the grandfathering you need to prove 5 years of part time, or 2 years of full time practice to be eligible for the grandfathering feature. Otherwise you need the basic criteria outlined under the law (not so basic).
Hope this answers the question.
Comment by marissa lynn bauer on December 4, 2009 at 8:31am
what i dont understand on the website is do i have to be certified and have 500 hours or can i just have 500 hours?
Comment by Gloria Coppola on October 20, 2009 at 6:18pm
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Comment by Michael A. Granda, LMT on October 14, 2009 at 6:31pm
Hello Nymea
Welcome to the group. As of now you're hours are fine. Changes are still happening in NJ regarding licensure. The following was taken from the NJ Board of Nursing' website - today.
45:11-60 Eligibility for certification.
To be eligible for certification as a massage, bodywork and somatic therapist, an applicant shall be of good moral character and submit to the committee satisfactory evidence of:
a. Successful completion of a minimum of 500 hours in class study in the field of massage, bodywork and somatic therapies approved by the committee; or
b. Successful completion of the written examination offered by The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork or a substantially equivalent examination approved by the committee to determine the applicant's competence to call himself a massage, bodywork and somatic therapist. The successful completion of any such examination may have been accomplished before the effective date of this act.
Here is the link to the website : I would suggest that you check the site often and submit your Application now. If you need anything further assistance drop me a line. Happy to help.
All the Best,

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