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Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Friday, July 26, 2019
Licensing Fees »
Dear Interested Party: Effective October 1, 2019, the fees for initial licensure, license renewal, and late renewal p...
Monday, April 29, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
AMTA-WA Key Legislative Issues »
The 2019 Legislature has now adjourned. The following is a summary of the key issues that AMTA-WA has been tracking throug...
Friday, April 19, 2019
Department of Health files notice to increase LMT licensure fees »
The Board of Massage (Board) has notified LMTs that the Department of Health (DOH) has started the process to raise initia...
Saturday, April 13, 2019
AMTA-WA Key Legislative Issues »
B&O tax. On March 29, AMTA-WA lobbyist Melanie Stewart testified in opposition to legislation that, if implemented, w...
Friday, February 15, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legislative Update February 15, 2019 »
Since the Legislature convened on January 14 th , committees have been busy hearing many of the over 2,000 bills that have...
Friday, February 1, 2019
Massage Therapist Licensure Fees »
Licensure fees for licensed massage therapists (LMTs) are expected to increase by approximately 60% sometime in 2019 to co...
Sunday, August 19, 2018   (2 Comments - view/add)
Government Relations Update »
GR Update by Susan Sherman, LMT, ART Elections. As you know, we’re right in the middle of the 2018 election cycle. Th...
Wednesday, August 23, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
July 2017 Washington State Regulatory Changes »
  July 2017 marked several regulatory changes that affect every massage therapist in Washington state. Jul...
Monday, July 10, 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
Prior Authorizations »
The following is from our Lobbyists.  They wrote this summary of the Pre-Authorization rules that are being filed by...
Friday, August 19, 2016
AMTA-WA Comments for Department of Health »
  AMTA-WA has recently submitted comments to the Department of Health for consideration in several areas:  ...
Wednesday, March 9, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Call for Comments on the Potential Health Technologies »
To the Washington Health Care Authority Regarding the call for comments on the potential health technologies topics:...
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Active Legislation Update »
Dear AMTA-WA Members,   As you may know, the WAC rules have been up for consideration for the past several...
Tuesday, October 7, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Good News from Labor and Industries for Employers of LMPs »
Light-Duty Jobs Keep Injured Workers and Workers’ Comp Costs Healthier Stay At Work: A win-win for injured workers and e...
Friday, September 26, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Your chance to comment on draft Rules (WACs) »
The department’s (Dept. of Health) experience with investigating and enforcing the current rule—WAC 246-16-100—Sexual misc...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Yakima Police Close 6 Asian Massage Parlors, Arrest 6 »
Yakima police shut down six Asian massage parlors Saturday afternoon and arrested six people on suspicion of prostitution...
Wednesday, May 21, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Military Status Eligibility »
The attached rules implement Senate Bill 6290 (chapter 45, Laws of 2012) by creating a military status for licensees that...
Saturday, April 5, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legislative Update from Lobbyist Melanie Stewart »
I’m writing this article just as the 2014 Winter Olympics are concluding. And so I find myself thinking about the type of...

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