Arkansas Massage Therapy Law

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hydrotherapy
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Defined as the use of water in any form for therapeutic purposes.
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heliotherapy
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Defined as the use of light in any form for therapeutic purposes.
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electrotherapy
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Defined as the use of electrical devices for therapeutic purposes.
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completed complaint form signed and notarized by complainant
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How are complaints against licensees submitted to the ADOH?
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2 years [every other year] expires on birthday [ex. 9/10/xxxx] due first day of month prior to birthday [ex. 8/1/xxxx]
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When does the massage therapy license expire?
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seven total
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The Technical Advisory Committee consists of how many members [total]?
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six
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How many members of the Technical Advisory Committee are massage therapists?
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one
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How many members of the Technical Advisory Committee represent the public?
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Kelli Kersey
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Who is the Section Chief of the ADOH Massage Therapy Section?
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Governor [currently, Asa Hutchinson] Sec 17-86-201 (a)(1) says “State Board of Health for a term of three (3) years.”
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Who appoints members to the Technical Advisory Committee and for a term of how long?
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17-86-307 supply in writing to the Arkansas Department of Health the address and telephone number of the office, clinic, or spa
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When it pertains to the ADOH (not city, county, or state ordinances), what does a massage therapist need to do to establish, maintain, or operate a massage clinic or practice?
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18 CE hours
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How many approved Continuing Education (CE) hours are needed to renew massage therapist licenses biennially?
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2 years experience as a LMT 125 hours of approved CE hours 250 hours of practical experience as a LMT
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What is required for a licensee to be eligible to upgrade to a ‘Master Massage Therapist’?
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3 years experience as a MMT 250 additional hours approved CE hours 250 additional hours of practical experience as a MMT
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What is required for a licensee to be eligible to upgrade to a ‘Massage Therapy Instructor’?
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conspicuously and publicly displayed where the licensee engages in the practice or instruction of massage therapy
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How and where must a licensee display their license?
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re-laundered
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What must be done to linens, towels or sheets before use on another client?
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17-86-302 No, not until all risk of disease transmission is cleared to protect the public
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Can a massage therapist practice with any infectious, contagious, or communicable disease which may be spread by airborne, droplet, contact, or indirect methods and who is in contact with the public? Why or Why not?
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True
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The ADOH and Technical Advisory Committee does have the authority to enter and inspect a massage clinic or school during normal business hours.
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False
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The ADOH and Technical Advisory Committee does have the authority to enter and inspect a massage room while a massage session is in progress.
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500 hours no less than 4 months
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A massage therapy school must have a minimum of how many in-classroom ADOH curriculum approved hours and over a term or no less than how many months?
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225 minimum hours
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Minimum hour requirement for Technique?
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175 minimum hours
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Minimum hour requirement for Anatomy and Physiology?
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25 minimum hours
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Minimum hour requirement for Hydrotherapy, Heliotherapy, and Electrotherapy?
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25 minimum hours
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Minimum hour requirement for Business, Law, and Ethics?
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25 minimum hours
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Minimum hour requirement for Hygiene and Infection Control?
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25 minimum hours
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Minimum hour requirement for Other related subjects?
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postmarked first day of the month preceding licensee’s birthday
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When does a licensee need to send in their required documentation and fees for their biennial license renewal?
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not to exceed $25
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How much is the late fee for license renewal?
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four (4) years
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What is the maximum number of years a massage therapist can go on the inactive list?
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pay appropriate fees $80 for 2 years, $160 for 4 years meet all CE requirements 18 CE hours for 2 years, 36 CE hours for 4 years submit Inactive to Active Status form
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Explain what a licensee must do before they can come off the inactive list and activate their license without re-examination.
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• Meet qualifications as set forth in ACA §17-86-101 also known as the Arkansas Massage Therapy Act; • Must be at least 18 years of age; • High School Graduate or GED recipient; • Medically tested and determined free of infectious tuberculosis (TB); • All applicants must submit to a criminal background check • Complete a massage therapy program of at least 500 hours of in-classroom coursework from a Department-accepted massage therapy school or State-approved education institution. 500 hours must meet the state required courses as set forth in Arkansas Code 17-86-306; • Pass the MBLEx or NCBTMB and the Arkansas Massage Therapy Law examinations.
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List everything required by ADOH to become a licensed massage therapist.
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treatment of soft tissues, which may include skin, fascia, and muscles and their dysfunctions for therapeutic purposes of establishing and maintaining good physical condition, comfort, and relief of pain; a health care service that includes gliding, kneading, percussion, compression, vibration, friction, nerve strokes, and stretching the tissue;
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According to Massage Therapy Law, define ‘massage therapy’.
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techniques and procedures, either hands-on or with mechanical devices; therapeutic application and use of oils, herbal or chemical preparations, lubricants, nonprescription creams, lotions, scrubs, powders, and other spa services; therapeutic application of hot or cold packs; hydrotherapy; heliotherapy, which may include mechanical devices, heat lamps, and other devices; electrotherapy; any hands-on bodywork techniques and procedures regulated under this chapter and not covered under specific licensing laws of other boards
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List everything in a massage therapist scope of practice.
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yes, programs approved by the ADOH; assist in instruction of procedures defined in law book under direct supervision of a massage therapy instructor or master massage therapist
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Can a massage therapist teach CE classes?
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every 3 months
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How often does the Technical Advisory Committee meet?
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6 CE hours online the same courses may be repeated, but not within the same 2 year period
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Each license renewal term, how many CE hours can be obtained online and how often can the same courses be repeated?
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found guilty of a misdemeanor upon conviction possible imprisonment in county jail for not more than 6 months or by fine not exceeding $1500, or both may be subject to emergency suspension or revocation of licensure dependent upon findings
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Penalties for violated chapter provisions of massage therapy laws.
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completion of sentence and/or probation of offense is at least 3 years from the date of application; and applicant has no criminal convictions during the 3-year period
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If applicant has been convicted of a Class A misdemeanor, when can they apply for licensure?
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completion of sentence and probation or the completion of sentence or probation is at least 5 years from date of application; and applicant has no criminal convictions during the 5-year period
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If applicant has been convicted of a felony of any classification, when can they apply for licensure?
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on duplicate form change of name, address, phone number, or place of employment
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A licensee shall notify the ADOH in writing of any changes of what?
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$80
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What amount are the biennial license renewal fees?
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shall not exceed $75
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What amount is the annual inspection fee for each clinic or spa?

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