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Title 26 : Professions and Occupations

Chapter 105 : Massage Therapists, Bodyworkers, and Touch Professionals

Subchapter 002 : Administration

(Cite as: 26 V.S.A. § 5411)
  • § 5411. Duties of the Director

    (a) Generally. The Director shall:

    (1) provide general information to applicants for registration as a massage therapist, bodyworker, or touch professional;

    (2) receive applications for registration and provide registrations to applicants qualified under this chapter;

    (3) administer fees as established by law;

    (4) refer all disciplinary matters to an administrative law officer;

    (5) explain appeal procedures to applicants and registrants; and

    (6) explain complaint procedures to the public.

    (b) Rules.

    (1) The Director shall adopt rules requiring a massage therapist, bodyworker, or touch professional to disclose to each new client before the first treatment the following information:

    (A) the professional qualifications and experience of the registrant;

    (B) actions that constitute unprofessional conduct;

    (C) the method for filing a complaint against a registrant; and

    (D) the method for making a consumer inquiry with the Office.

    (2) The Director shall adopt rules regarding the display of:

    (A) the registrations of employed or contracted massage therapists, bodyworkers, or touch professionals at an establishment; and

    (B) information regarding unprofessional conduct and filing complaints with the Office.

    (3) The rules described in this subsection shall include provisions relating to the manner in which the information disclosed shall be distributed or displayed and a requirement that a massage therapist, bodyworker, or touch professional and his or her client sign an acknowledgement that the information was disclosed.

    (4) The Director may adopt other rules as necessary to perform his or her duties under this chapter. (Added 2019, No. 178 (Adj. Sess.), § 29, eff. April 1, 2021.)