Update From the Ohio Department of Health Allowing Couples Massage 9/14/20

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License Renewals Due December 1, 2020!

Previously, the State of Ohio passed a law which extended your license expiration date to either 90 days after the declared COVID-19 emergency ended, or December 1, 2020, depending on which occurred first.

Although the state emergency has not been lifted, the December 1, 2020 deadline is approaching and will be enforced. By law, you will need to renew your license by December 1 for it to remain active. As a reminder, your renewal schedule has not changed, even though you were permitted to renew your license later than usual. For example, if your normal license renewal was due on June 30, 2020, your next renewal date will be on June 30, 2022, regardless of when you renewed during this extension period.

To renew your license, log into your account at elicense.ohio.gov.

Please feel free to contact the medical board at License@med.ohio.gov if you have any questions or need any assistance during the renewal process.


NOPAIN Act 7/21/20

The Non-Opioids Prevent Addiction in the Nation Act, the “NOPAIN Act” (H.R. 5172/S. 3067) will help increase patient access to massage therapy through using non-addictive, non-opioid approaches to pain management.

Join AMTA and add your voice for congressional support of the NOPAIN Act, and ask that the Act be included in any forthcoming relief package so Americans have access to nonpharmacological therapies sooner than later. Please write your representative and senators, urging them to help increase patient access to massage therapy.

We will continue to engage with federal, state and local officials advocating for resources that impact massage therapists during the COVID-19 crisis.

Thank you for your support of massage therapy!

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