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Safer At Home Order Extended Until July 3
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Amended Safer At Home Order May 8, 2020
COVID-19 Update May 8, 2020
Medically Prescribed Massage Services - Clarification
COVID-19 Update April 28, 2020
Safer At Home Order - April 28, 2020
Emergency Rule 532-X-9-.01
Summary of April 10 Board Meeting
COVID-19 Update April 3, 2020
Amended Order March 27, 2020
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COVID-19 Update March 20, 2020
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COVID-19 Update March 17, 2020
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparation Protocol

Board Appointments Pending Senate Confirmation

Here are the individuals appointed by Governor Ivey to serve on the Board pending further confirmation by the Alabama Senate. The Senate Confirmations Date has not been announced yet since the 2020 Legislative Session began on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. Please see the following appointments:

First Congressional District – Ms. Gina Lee (Consumer Member)
Second Congressional District – Ms. Mary Rogers (LMT)
Third Congressional District – Mr. Foad Araiinejad (LMT)
Fourth Congressional District – Ms. Stefanie “Babs” Herfurth (LMT)
Fifth Congressional District – Ms. Denise Mastin (LMT)
Sixth Congressional District – Ms. Stephanie Dobbins (LMT)
Seventh Congressional District – Mr. Darren Beams (Consumer Member)

We look forward to these individuals being confirmed and continue the work of protecting the public and ensuring that the massage therapy profession continues the professional and ethical standards as set forth in its governing laws, rules and regulations. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions or if I can assist you in any way. You can contact me via email at keith@alstateboard.com or by telephone at 334-420-7233. Thank you for everything you do for the profession!

THC Oils

The Alabama Board of Massage Therapy (the Board) was recently made aware that new products advertised to massage therapists have been introduced into the Alabama marketplace. Some of these new products claim to be approved by the Board and may contain Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The use of oils, lotions or creams that contain THC are strictly prohibited in the State of Alabama. The Board has not reviewed or approved the use of any specific brand product for use in massage therapy. Any company claiming to have a product that has been approved by the Board is making a false statement. The Board encourages all licensed massage therapists to be aware of all ingredients contained in any product used when performing massage therapy.