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Board of Massage Therapists

Massage Establishment Registration Application

The application for the registration of massage establishments is now available. Any owner not exempt from registration per 12 AAC 79.930(b) MUST register their establishment in order to operate a massage establishment in Alaska.

Massage Establishment Registration
#08-4733, New 5/18/2020

Massage Therapy Notice:

After reviewing the recommendations of the board, the governor’s office has issued Appendix 01 for Health Mandate 15 applying to the licensees of the Board of Massage Therapists. Appendix 01 stipulates the minimum requirements for massage therapists to return to the practice of massage therapy.

Additionally, as Standards of Practice under 12 AAC 79.900 states that massage therapists must “provide a setting that is safe and meets all applicable legal requirements for health, safety, sanitation, hygiene, universal and standard precautions, in accordance with local, state, and federal regulatory bodies including guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)…” the Board of Massage Therapists requires all licensed massage therapists to wear surgical masks while treating a client in accordance with CDC guidelines stating “cloth face coverings are not considered PPE because their capability to protect healthcare personnel is unknown…for visitors and patients, a cloth face covering may be appropriate.”

Mandate 15 does not require that licensees return to practice massage therapy; however, LMTs should expect to return to work if required by their employers.

All licensed massage therapists and their employers are advised to follow Appendix 01 and the board guidance on masks to ensure public safety and compliance with state law. If you do not have the equipment and ability to follow these stipulations, per Health Mandate 15, you may not practice.

You are welcome to submit written concerns and questions to: boardofmassagetherapists@alaska.gov

Chair David Edwards-Smith
Alaska Board of Massage Therapists

Mandate 15 Appendix 01
Mandate 15 Practice Decision Guidance

COVID-19 MANDATES AND GUIDANCE:

The governor has issued a mandate or the board has issued guidance for this program.

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Miscellaneous Forms

Division forms may be found in the CBPL Quick links, located in the sidebar to the right.

Contact Information

Dawn Dulebohn, Licensing Examiner
Email: BoardOfMassageTherapists@Alaska.Gov
Phone: (907) 465-3811
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806