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2017 Changes to Nevada State’s Massage Therapy Law, et al NSBMT updates

This article was originally published as "2017 Proposed Changes to Nevada State's Massage Therapy Law" on 2/20/2017; it has been updated as of 6/5/2017. NRS 640.C governs the massage therapy profession and the professionals who are licensed by the Nevada State Board of Massage Therapists (NSBMT). In late-2016, with their newest Executive Director, Sandy Anderson, the NSBMT asked Honorable Assemblywoman Maggie Carlton to sponsor a Bill that would primarily change the constituency of licensees holding professional licenses under the NSBMT. There are several additional points to the Bill, as it was written and Introduced by Assemblywoman Carlton, that, as massage therapists,…

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My First 6 months as Nevada Chapter President

by Mavies Gascon, President, AMTA-NV Chapter As a member of the AMTA-Nevada Chapter, I decided to stay in for the meeting before the continuing education that I had originally signed up for at the 2015 Annual Nevada Chapter Convention. And during that meeting, David Otto, who was my Professional Development instructor at the Nevada School of Massage Therapy (NSMT), and then, being President of the chapter, nominated me to be a part of the organization. I donated a lot of volunteering time while I attended NSMT, so I figured I was spending time to help the community, not knowing what…

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Want to become an NSBMT Board Member?

Credit: GlobalPartnership for Education Ever thought seriously about serving as a member of the Nevada Board of Massage Therapists? The Nevada State Board of Massage Therapy (NSBMT) consists of 10 Board Members: 6 professional massage therapists, 1 professional Reflexologist, 1 professional Structural Integration Practitioner, 1 non-massage-therapist representing the public, and 1 non-voting member from Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Special Investigations Unit. Board members are required to attend all Meetings and functions of the board and to serve on panels as required.  Additionally, Board Members are held accountable to the open meeting law, to the requirements of being a Board Member…

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[Even] Higher Standards in the New NCBTMB Board-certified Credential

Being a massage therapist professional for a number of years in Nevada, I have seen many changes that have affected the direction of our profession, our passion, and ultimately affect the way the public perceives massage therapy. Last year, the AMTA began its Consumer Awareness Program (CAP) which has been wildly successful, for both the public and members.  Check out some of the video, member stories, and news stories that have come out of this well-planned, multi-year project.  Your dollars are at work in promoting massage and its benefits to large gatherings of people, like at races and social events…

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Let’s Play Monopoly!

Object of the Game:  Collect as many “properties” as you can by correctly answering weekly-posted questions.  Bring your “properties” to the Annual AMTA-Nevada General Meeting and place them on the board spaces.  Each of up to 8 board spaces will have a drawing for massage therapy-related prizes, courtesy of our Sponsors.  You may win some great prizes that will enhance your knowledge even more or your massage practice!  All AMTA-NV Chapter members and Annual Meeting Attendees are welcome to participate. How to Play:  Weekly, beginning April 1st, 2013, you will receive an email (as a Nevada chapter member) inviting you…

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February 3, 2013

AMTA-NV Public Service Announcement: NSBMT Citation Policy

Revised late in 2012, the Nevada State Board of Massage Therapy (NSBMT) published and distributed its Citation Policy that lists the fine amounts for infractions of NRS 640C for Massage Therapists and Persons.  Please note: the below list is not an all-inclusive schedule and may change upon action of the board during their regular meetings. If you have any questions about the publication, please contact the NSBMT directly at their website or by email at [email protected]  The Chapter wants Nevada's NVMTs and Public to know the infractions and the cost of those - fines are not collected or used by…

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the First 90-days…

Hello Members! I am truly honored to be writing today in the President’s Blog – there have been many years that I have served where the chapter did not have such an efficient, fast way for the members to connect; specifically, with the commentary and updates from the chapter President.  I am happy to say: all the Nevada Chapter Board of Directors volunteers, chapter volunteers and Delegates are available via email and that you may post publicly or email me privately regarding the topics in this forum! Now, on with this month’s blog… I was elected to serve as a…

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2012 National Elections – Candidacy

Have you considered participating with fellow members at the National level? You can choose to run for an elected office for the National Board of Directors or Commission on Candidacy. Serving at the national level is a great way to meet some wonderful, dedicated people in the profession. Members may find criteria for Board or Commission on Candidacy positions by visiting our National Elections website.  You may also be interested in knowing that some elected positions involve less of a time commitment than other positions. This year, a member may request a candidate application packet beginning July 1st, and must…

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May 18, 2012

Sponsors Show Appreciation for AMTA-NV Members at June 4th, 2012, Annual Meeting

At this year's 2012 AMTA-Nevada Chapter Annual Meeting, we're trying something new: Let's Play Monopoly! Participating in this email version of a classic game will help educate members (regarding some anatomy questions from Educated Touch and Thousand Petaled Lotus) and put members in touch with products and services from well-known and ever-supportive massage therapy and wellness industry Sponsors. Amongst this year's Sponsors and the prizes they are giving the members at the Annual Meeting during Let's Play Monopoly: Massage Warehouse:  NRG massage table w/ carrying case, NRG bolster, NRG stool w/ back, NRG massage chair w/ carrying case, and more!…

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Your Working with the National AMTA this year…

AMTA 2011 National Elections!     Have you considered participating with fellow members at the National level? You can choose to run for an elected office for the National Board of Directors or Commission on Candidacy. Serving at the national level is a great way to meet some wonderful, dedicated people in the profession. You may find criteria for Board or Commission on Candidacy positions by visiting our National Elections website.  You may also be interested in knowing that some elected positions involve less of a time commitment than other positions. You may request a candidate application and must complete…

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