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H.B. 324 Enrolled

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ORTHO-BIONOMY EXEMPTION AMENDMENTS

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2014 GENERAL SESSION

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STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Brad R. Wilson

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Senate Sponsor: Deidre M. Henderson

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             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies Title 58, Chapter 47b, Massage Therapy Practice Act, by exempting
             10      the practice of ortho-bionomy from licensure under the act.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    exempts an individual from licensure as a massage therapist if:
             14              .    the individual is certified to practice ortho-bionomy;
             15              .    the individual's practice is limited to the scope of practice of ortho-bionomy;
             16      and
             17              .    the individual's clients remain fully clothed from the shoulders to the knees; and
             18          .    makes technical changes.
             19      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             20          None
             21      Other Special Clauses:
             22          This bill coordinates with H.B. 207, Massage Therapy Practice Act Amendments, by
             23      providing substantive and technical amendments.
             24      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             25      AMENDS:
             26           58-47b-304 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 220
             27      Utah Code Sections Affected by Coordination Clause:
             28           58-47b-304 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 220
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             30      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             31          Section 1. Section 58-47b-304 is amended to read:
             32           58-47b-304. Exemptions from licensure.
             33          (1) In addition to the exemptions from licensure in Section 58-1-307 , the following
             34      individuals may engage in the practice of massage therapy as defined under this chapter,
             35      subject to the stated circumstances and limitations, without being licensed, but may not
             36      represent themselves as a massage therapist or massage apprentice:
             37          (a) [physicians and surgeons] a physician or surgeon licensed under Title 58, Chapter
             38      67, Utah Medical Practice Act;
             39          (b) [nurses] a nurse licensed under Title 58, Chapter 31b, Nurse Practice Act, or under
             40      Title 58, Chapter 44a, Nurse Midwife Practice Act;
             41          (c) [physical therapists] a physical therapist licensed under Title 58, Chapter 24b,
             42      Physical Therapy Practice Act;
             43          (d) [physical therapist assistants] a physical therapist assistant licensed under Title 58,
             44      Chapter 24b, Physical Therapy Practice Act, while under the general supervision of a physical
             45      therapist;
             46          (e) [osteopathic physicians and surgeons] an osteopathic physician or surgeon licensed
             47      under Title 58, Chapter 68, Utah Osteopathic Medical Practice Act;
             48          (f) [chiropractic physicians] a chiropractic physician licensed under Title 58, Chapter
             49      73, Chiropractic Physician Practice Act;
             50          (g) [hospital staff members] a hospital staff member employed by a hospital, who
             51      [practice] practices massage as part of [their] the staff member's responsibilities;
             52          [(h) athletic trainers who practice massage as part of their responsibilities while
             53      employed by an educational institution or an athletic team that participates in organized sports
             54      competition;]
             55          (h) an athletic trainer licensed under Title 58, Chapter 40a, Athletic Trainer Licensing
             56      Act;
             57          (i) [students] a student in training enrolled in a massage therapy school approved by the


             58      division;
             59          (j) [naturopathic physicians] a naturopathic physician licensed under Title 58, Chapter
             60      71, Naturopathic Physician Practice Act;
             61          (k) an occupational therapist licensed under Title 58, Chapter 42a, Occupational
             62      Therapy Practice Act; [and]
             63          (l) [persons] an individual performing gratuitous massage[.]; and
             64          (m) an individual:
             65          (i) certified to practice ortho-bionomy by, and who is in good standing with, an
             66      industry recognized organization that is approved by the division, in collaboration with the
             67      board;
             68          (ii) whose practice is limited to the scope of practice of ortho-bionomy;
             69          (iii) whose clients remain fully clothed from the shoulders to the knees; and
             70          (iv) whose clients do not receive gratuitous massage from the individual.
             71          (2) This chapter may not be construed to authorize any individual licensed under this
             72      chapter to engage in any manner in the practice of medicine as defined by the laws of this state.
             73          (3) This chapter may not be construed to:
             74          (a) [create or] require insurance coverage or reimbursement for massage therapy from
             75      third party payors [if this type of coverage did not exist on or before February 15, 1990]; or
             76          (b) prevent [any] an insurance carrier from offering coverage for massage therapy.
             77          Section 2. Coordinating H.B. 324 with H.B. 207 _ Substantive and technical
             78      amendments.
             79          If this H.B. 324 and H.B. 207, Massage Therapy Practice Act Amendments, both pass
             80      and become law, the Legislature intends that the Office of Legislative Research and General
             81      Counsel, in preparing the Utah Code database for publication, modify Subsection
             82      58-47b-304 (1)(m) to read:
             83          "(m) an individual:
             84          (i) certified by or through, and in good standing with, an industry recognized
             85      organization that is approved by the division, in collaboration with the board, and that


             86      represents a profession with established standards and ethics;
             87          (ii) (A) who limits the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body to the hands, feet,
             88      and outer ears only, including the practice of reflexology and foot zone therapy; or
             89          (B) who is certified to practice ortho-bionomy and whose practice is limited to the
             90      scope of practice of ortho-bionomy;
             91          (iii) whose clients remain fully clothed from the shoulders to the knees; and
             92          (iv) whose clients do not receive gratuitous massage from the individual."


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