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Important Update on Tennessee House Bill 2387
We are happy to report that in a recent meeting at the Governor’s office, AMTA-TN chapter leaders were informed that HB 2387 will be amended and will no longer impact the regulation of massage therapy.  The AMTA-TN Chapter successfully demonstrated to the Governor’s office that massage therapy is a health-related profession and should be regulated like other health-related professions. The Governor’s office also has asked for assistance from our chapter leadership in ways to help boards be more effective and efficient in Tennessee. These developments come after countless hours of research and conversations with representatives from the Governor’s office.

The AMTA-TN Chapter would like to thank Governor Haslam for his willingness to work with massage therapy stakeholders to ensure an outcome that benefits everyone involved. We applaud the Governor for his commitment to massage therapy as a health-related profession and to protect both the public and our profession. We look forward to continuing work with Mr. Haslam’s office to increase the efficiency and efficacy of massage therapy regulation in Tennessee.

The AMTA TN Chapter would like to say thank you to Debbie Hicks with TMTA for working alongside Maj-lis Nash regarding this matter.  We would also like to thank the numerous massage therapist, massage therapist employers and concerned citizens who made calls and sent emails voicing their concerns about this bill.  This effort proves that together we can have an extremely powerful voice in standing up for our profession.

It is important to say THANK YOU.  Please for those of you who wrote and called your Representatives and Senators take a moment to send them a thank you for listening.

I am extremely proud to serve as your AMTA-TN Chapter president and to be among such an outstanding group of licensed massage therapists.

Maj-Lis Nash, LMT
AMTA-TN Chapter president