Season 5: Across State Lines: The Compact for U.S. Therapists
Deidre Strunk joins Lisa Starr and reports on this very positive note in the continuing challenge to staff spas, as the Compact for Licensure for U.S. massage and beauty therapists gains momentum.
In the U.S., not only are massage therapists and estheticians licensed by different boards, these boards have different requirements for licensure in each of our 50 states, making it very difficult for therapists to work beyond their initial licensed area. However, change is looming; Deirdre Strunk, VP of Spa, Beauty, Fitness & Retail for Canyon Ranch, and a member on the Compact for Licensure task force, reports on the movement underway to update these generations-old regulations.
As of June 28, 2022:
The initial draft of the Interstate Massage Therapy Compact (IMpact) is now online and the public comment period has started. CSG will be hosting weekly review sessions, where we will go through the compact section by section, on Tuesdays beginning June 28. We encourage comments, questions and suggestions on compact language to be submitted via the feedback survey.
The compact draft, the survey for feedback and information about weekly review sessions can be found on CSG’s IMpact webpage.
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We sincerely thank you for your continued participation in the development of the Interstate Massage Therapy Compact.