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LMT Proposed Renewal Fees

Thursday, April 13, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Sheri Ryan
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 Reposted from Board of Massage Therapy Website - https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/cbpl/professionallicensing/boardofmassagetherapists.aspx

Public Notice

DCCED/CBPL proposes to change occupational license fees charged to massage therapists.

Written comments deadline: 5:00 p.m. on May 2, 2017 - Click here for information on how to submit comments.  

Chapter 02. General Occupational Licensing Functions.

(Words in boldface and underlined indicate language being added; words [CAPITALIZED AND BRACKETED] indicate language being deleted.)

12 AAC 02.396 is amended to read:

12 AAC 02.396. Board of Massage Therapists. The following fees are established for massage therapists:

     (1) nonrefundable application fee for initial license, $200;

     (2) massage therapy license fee for all or part of the initial biennial licensing period, $295 [$350];

     (3) massage therapy biennial license renewal fee, $295 [$350];

     (4) nonrefundable fingerprint processing fee, $60. (Eff. 8/01/2015, Register 215; am ___/___/____, Register ____)

Authority: AS 08.01.010 AS 08.01.065 AS 08.61.090 


The Board proposes to update regulations regarding continuing education requirements for renewal, crimes involving moral turpitude, and definitions.

Written comments deadline: 5:00 p.m. on May 8, 2017

Highlight of changes....

Chapter 79. Massage Therapists.

(Words in boldface and underlined indicate language being added; words [CAPITALIZED AND BRACKETED] indicate language being deleted.) 12 AAC 79.210 is amended to read:

(c) An applicant for renewal under (a)(2) of this section may receive four hours of continuing education credit for completion of a bloodborne pathogens and universal and standard precautions course once every six years. 

(2) regionally or nationally accredited institution of higher education; a course, seminar, workshop, or other program through that institution must be approved by the board as directly related to the skills and knowledge required for the practice of massage therapy, and includes a bloodborne pathogens and universal and standard precautions course under (c) of this section; or 

(g) An applicant for renewal under (a) of this section may receive one continuing education credit for attending at least 80 percent of a regularly scheduled board meeting once every biennial licensing period.

(h) An applicant for renewal under (a) of this section who has been licensed more than 90 days but less than 12 months of the concluding license period shall not be required to submit proof of completion of continuing education.

12 AAC 79.910. "Moral turpitude" defined.

Under AS 08.61.030, a crime involving moral turpitude includes 

(13) murder;
(
14) human trafficking;
(15) criminal sexual conduct;
(16) incest;
(17) robbery;
(18) extortion;
(19) forgery;
(20) criminal homicide;
(21) theft;
(22) endangering the welfare of a child;
(23) endangering the welfare of a vulnerable adult;
(24) reckless endangerment. 

12 AAC 79.990(a)(2) is amended to read:

(2) "universal and standard precautions" means the infectious control precautions that are recommended by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to be used to prevent the transmission of bloodborne germs such as human immunodeficiency virus and hepatitis B virus.


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