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.
House committee substitute to the 3rd edition makes the following changes.
Amends GS 90-625 by returning the number of members of the North Carolina Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy to its current seven members (was, five members). Decreases by one, bringing the total to four, the number of members who must be massage and bodywork therapists who are licensed and have been in the practice for at least five of the last seven years; removes the Governor's appointee and requires the four to be appointed by the General Assembly with two appointed upon recommendation of the Speaker of the House of Representatives and two upon recommendation of the President Pro Tempore of the Senate. Adds that one member must be currently licensed to operate a massage and bodywork therapy establishment, to be appointed by the Governor. Requires that the initial term of office for this new member to be appointed by the Governor, begin on July 1, 2019, and expire on June 30, 2022. Allows the appointee to be a current owner of a massage and bodywork therapy establishment in the event that licenses to operate a massage and bodywork therapy establishment are not yet being issued at the time of the appointment. Makes conforming changes and deletions.
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