The Pennsylvania State Board of Massage Therapy (https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/MassageTh...) (the Board) is seeking an applicant to serve a term on the Board. There is currently a vacancy for a licensed massage therapist.
The Board consists of 11 members—nine are LMTs and two are members of the public. LMT candidates must be residents of Pennsylvania for at least five years and have been practicing massage therapy for at least five consecutive years prior to submitting their application.
The purpose of the Board is to regulate and license individuals providing massage therapy services—ensuring the highest degree of professional care and conduct on the part of massage therapists—and to safeguard the public from unqualified persons. The Board’s duties and responsibilities include assessing an applicant’s qualifications for licensure; administering examinations; denying, approving, issuing, renewing, and suspending licenses; conducting complaint hearings and determining final resolutions; submitting budget reports; and creating rules and standards that are consistent with the Massage Therapy Act. The Board meets at least four times a year.
Board members are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the senate. Those interested in serving on the Board must write a letter stating your interest and include a bio about yourself and your credentials. Interested applicants are also encouraged to contact their local state senator to obtain a letter of support. You can find your Senator’s contact information here: https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/findyourlegislator/.
Send your completed application to:
Governor’s Office of Public Liaison
Attn: Deputy Director of Boards and Commissions
508 Main Capitol
Harrisburg, PA 17120