Idaho Statutes
pecnv.out

TITLE 54
PROFESSIONS, VOCATIONS, AND BUSINESSES
CHAPTER 40
MASSAGE THERAPISTS
54-4003.  exemptions. (1)  Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to restrict any person licensed or regulated by the state of Idaho from engaging in the profession or practice for which they are licensed or regulated.
(2)  Nothing in this chapter shall prohibit, prevent or restrict:
(a)  The practice of massage therapy by a person employed by the government of the United States while the person is engaged in the performance of duties prescribed by the laws and regulations of the United States.
(b)  The practice of massage therapy by persons licensed, registered or certified in another state, a territory, the District of Columbia or a foreign country when incidentally called into this state to teach a course related to massage therapy or to consult with a person licensed under this chapter.
(c)  The practice of massage therapy by persons licensed, registered or certified and in good standing in another state, a territory, the District of Columbia or a foreign country when practicing on clients participating in organized athletic events or affiliated with or employed by established athletic teams, athletic organizations or performing arts companies temporarily practicing, competing or performing in this state for no more than sixty (60) days in a calendar year.
(d)  The practice of students enrolled in a board-approved course of instruction while completing a clinical requirement or supervised massage therapy fieldwork experience for graduation performed under the supervision of a person licensed under this chapter, provided the student does not hold himself or herself out as a licensed massage therapist and does not receive compensation for services performed.
(e)   The practice of any person in this state who uses touch, words and directed movement to deepen awareness of existing patterns of movement in the body as well as to suggest new possibilities of movement while engaged within the scope of practice of a profession, provided that their services are not designated or implied to be massage or massage therapy. Such practices include, but are not limited to, the Feldenkrais method® of somatic education, the Trager approach® to movement education, body-mind centering®, Ortho-Bionomy® and craniosacral therapy.
(f)  The practice of persons who restrict their practice to manipulation of the soft tissues of the human body to the hands, feet or ears and do not hold themselves out to be massage therapists or to do massage or massage therapy.
(g)     The practice of any person in this state who uses touch to affect the energy systems, acupoints or qi meridians, or channels of energy of the human body while engaged within the scope of practice of a profession, provided that their services are not designated or implied to be massage or massage therapy. Such practices include, but are not limited to, polarity, polarity therapy, polarity bodywork therapy, Asian bodywork therapy, acupressure, jin shin do®, qi gong, reiki and shiatsu.
(h)  The practice of persons engaged in the profession of structural integration, restoring postural balance and functional ease by integrating the body in gravity based on a system of fascial manipulation, awareness, and education developed by Dr. Ida P. Rolf, provided their services are not designated or implied to be massage or massage therapy. Such practices include, but are not limited to: Rolfing® structural integration, the guild for structural integration, Hellerwork®.

History:
[54-4003, added 2012, ch. 261, sec. 1, p. 724; am. 2015, ch. 30, sec. 1, p. 68.]


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