August 15, 2014 — For Immediate Release
Alliance for Massage Therapy Education Provides Feedback to Federation of State Massage Therapy Board Regarding the Model Practice Act
The Alliance for Massage Therapy Education (AFMTE) issued an official statement to the Federation of State Massage Therapy Board (FSMTB) thanking them for the opportunity to comment on the publication of the FSMTB’s proposed Model Practice Act for massage therapy (MPA). After reviewing the document, AFMTE board members shared their feedback based on personal beliefs, public comments, member feedback, an evaluation of the MPA and a thorough discussion of the potential effects of this act.
The Board issued this formal statement “The Alliance for Massage Therapy Education would like to thank the FSMTB for the time and effort spent on this project for our profession.” The Board included “We sincerely respect your time, efforts and expertise. Statutes are difficult to create, and often the best intentions and deliberations miss something or do not recognize opportunities or potential. We submit these comments and suggestion based on our collective experience as educators, massage therapists and partners and on behalf of our membership.”
There were four main sections the Alliance offered feedback; Sections 102 -105. The Alliance provided a public copy of their response here: Alliance feedback regarding Model Practice Act