Bill Summary for H 607 (2019-2020)
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AN ACT TO REDUCE THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE MASSAGE AND BODYWORK THERAPY BOARD AND TO INCREASE FEES FOR A LICENSE TO PRACTICE MASSAGE AND BODYWORK THERAPY.Intro. by McNeill.
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House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes.
Makes a technical change to the proposed changes to GS 90-625, increasing the membership of the NC Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy (Board).
Amends GS 90-628, doubling the maximum fees the Board can impose.
Amends GS 90-629, concerning requirements for licensure as a massage and bodywork therapist, to now require successful completion of a training program consisting of 650 rather than 500 in-class hours of supervised instruction at a Board-approved school. Effective July 1, 2019, and applies to individuals first licensed on or after that date.
Amends GS 90-634.1, increasing the civil penalty from $1,000 to $2,000 for any violation of Article 36 or rules adopted by the Board. Now allows the Board to assess investigative and discipline hearing costs against a person found to be in violation of the Article or the Board's rules (was, limited to transcription costs of a disciplinary hearing by the board or the Office of Administrative Hearings).
Amends the act's effective date provisions to now provide that the act is effective July 1, 2019, and applies to persons first licensed on or after that date.