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Check here for announcements and press releases related to FSMTB. For media inquiries, please contact Dr. Debra Persinger at 913.681.0380 or dpersinger@fsmtb.org.

 

MONKEYPOX DECLARED PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY

The Biden Administration, through the US Department of Health and Human Services, has declared monkeypox a public health emergency, with cases on the rise across the US. Since monkeypox can spread through skin-to-skin contact, massage and bodywork practitioners should continue to engage procedures to ensure client safety, proper practitioner hygiene, and disease prevention protocols that have long been a cornerstone of professional massage and bodywork practice.

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Job Task Analysis Survey and Sexual Harassment Survey are Here

The Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards invites massage and bodywork therapy professionals to participate in the 2022 Job Task Analysis (JTA) Survey. This survey, which will be available beginning February 22, 2022, seeks to ensure that the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx®) reflects current practice.

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FSMTB INITIATES LITIGATION TO PROTECT THE INTEGRITY OF THE MBLEx®

The Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) has initiated litigation in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas against Footy Rooty Development, Inc. D/B/A Footy Rooty Institute Houston, its officers, and other participating parties.

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FSMTB 2021 Election Results

The 16th annual meeting of the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) was conducted online October 8, 2021 with 38 member boards and agencies represented.

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FSMTB Secures Assistance for Interstate Compact

The U.S. Department of Defense has selected the massage therapy profession to receive technical assistance from The Council of State Governments to develop an interstate compact for occupational licensing portability.

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