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Public Policy and Licensing
State licensing of massage began in Ohio in 1916, but as recently as the mid-1990s, only 22 states had statewide massage licensing statutes on the books. Licensing has lagged behind other healthcare professions in this respect. Today, 43 states, including the District of Columbia, have uniform regulation that vary greatly in the details of their requirements. ABMP believes licensing isn't an automatic requirement, but when justified, should be consistent throughout a state. (read more)



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