Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
The Michigan Board of Massage Therapy was formed with the enactment of Public Act 471 of 2008.
The Public Health Code mandates certain responsibilities and duties for a health professional licensing board. Underlying all duties is the responsibility of the board to promote and protect the public's health, safety, and welfare. This responsibility is implemented by the Board by ascertaining minimal entry level competency of health practitioners and verifying continuing education during licensure. The Board also has the obligation to take disciplinary action against licensees who have adversely affected the public's health, safety, and welfare.
The Michigan Board of Massage Therapy consists of 11 voting members: 7 massage therapists and 4 public members.