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24 DE Admin. Code 5300
Pursuant to 24 Del.C. §5306(a)(1), the Delaware Board of Massage and Bodywork has proposed revisions to its rules and regulations.
1.1 The term "500 hours of supervised in-class study" as referenced in 24 Del.C. §5308(a)(1) shall mean that an instructor has controlled and reviewed the applicant's education on the premises of a school or approved program of massage or bodywork therapy, and can document that the applicant has successfully completed a curriculum that is substantially the same as referenced in 24 Del.C. §5308(a)(1) and which includes hands-on technique and contraindications as they relate to massage and bodywork. More than one school or approved program of massage or bodywork therapy may be attended in order to accumulate the total 500 hour requirement.
1.2 The term a "300 - hour course of supervised in-class study of massage" as referenced in 24 Del.C. §5309(a)(1) shall mean that an instructor has controlled and reviewed the applicant's education on the premises of a school or approved program of massage or bodywork therapy, and can document that the applicant has successfully completed a 300 hour course which includes no less than sixty hours of anatomy and physiology, one hundred-forty hours of theory and technique and one hundred hours of elective courses in the field of massage therapy as referenced in 24 Del.C. §5309(a)(1).
1.3 The term a “200 hour course of supervised in-class study of massage" as referenced in 24 Del.C. §5309(b) shall mean that an instructor has controlled and reviewed the applicant's education on the premises of a school or approved program of massage or bodywork therapy, and can document that the applicant has successfully completed a 200 hour course which includes no less than fifty hours of anatomy and physiology, one hundred-ten hours of theory and technique, twenty- five hours of ethics, law, and contraindications and fifteen hours of elective courses in the field of massage therapy as referenced in 24 Del.C. §5309(b).
1.4.1 “Massage” includes, the following practices or modalities:
1.4.2 Bodywork includes the following practices or modalities:
1.5.1 Core course means a continuing education course with a subject matter within the “practice of massage and bodywork,” which contributes to the professional competency of the massage/bodywork therapist or massage technician. Core courses must be designed to maintain, improve, or expand skills and knowledge or to develop new and relevant skills and knowledge.
1.5.2 Elective course means a continuing education course with a subject matter that is outside the “practice of massage and bodywork,” which does not directly contribute to the professional competency of the massage/bodywork therapist or massage technician. Elective courses must have one of the following subject matters: modalities outside the “practice of massage and bodywork,” personal growth and self-improvement, business management, anatomy, or physiology.
1.6 “CPR certification” means a valid Heartsaver® CPR Certification or its equivalent issued by the American Heart Association, a valid Adult CPR Certification or its equivalent issued by the American Red Cross, or a valid Standard CPR Certification or its equivalent issued by the National Safety Council.
2.2 In addition to the application and materials described in regulation 2.1, an applicant for licensure as a massage/bodywork therapist shall have (1) each school or approved program of massage or bodywork where the applicant completed the hours of study required by 24 Del.C. §5308(a)(1) submit to the Board an official transcript or official documentation showing dates and total hours attended and a description of the curriculum completed; and (2) Assessment Systems, Incorporated or its predecessor, submit to the Board verification of the applicant's score on the written examination described in regulation 3.0.
7.8 Requirements for Return to Active Status. Unless extended by the Board for hardship as defined in regulation 7.6, massage/bodywork therapists and massage technicians returning from inactive status must provide notice to the Board as set forth in regulation 6.2 and must provide adequate proof of the satisfactory completion of 24 hours of Board approved CE within the immediately preceding two-year period prior to the date of the notice to return to active. A massage technician returning from inactive status must provide notice to the Board as set forth in regulation 6.2 and must provide adequate proof of the satisfactory completion of 12 hours of Board approved CE within the immediately preceding two year period prior to the date of the notice to return to active status. CE hours required to return to active status may not be credited towards the hours required for renewal in any other licensing period.
10.1.1 Aggravated menacing. 11 Del.C. §602(b)
10.1.14 Incest. 11 Del.C. §766.
10.1.23 Bestiality. 11 Del.C. §777.
10.1.38 Theft; felony. 11 Del.C. §841.
10.1.40 Extortion. 11 Del.C. §846.
10.1.42 Identity theft. 11 Del.C. §854.
10.1.60 Stalking. 11 Del.C. §1312A.
10.1.66 Adulteration. 11 Del.C. §1339.
10.1.67 Lewdness. 11 Del.C. §1341.
10.1.68 Prostitution. 11 Del.C. §1342.
10.1.74 Obscenity. 11 Del.C. §1361.
2.1 The term "500 hours of supervised in-class study" as referenced in 24 Del.C. §5308(a)(2) shall mean that an instructor has controlled and reviewed the applicant's education on the premises of a school or approved program of massage or bodywork therapy, and can document that the applicant has successfully completed a curriculum that meets the requirements of 24 Del.C. §5308(a)(2) and which includes hands-on technique and contraindications as they relate to massage and bodywork. More than one school or approved program of massage or bodywork therapy may be attended in order to accumulate the total 500 hour requirement.
2.2 The term a "300 - hour course of supervised in-class study of massage" as referenced in 24 Del.C. §5309(a)(2) shall mean that an instructor has controlled and reviewed the applicant's education on the premises of a school or approved program of massage or bodywork therapy, and can document that the applicant has successfully completed a curriculum that meets the requirements of 24 Del.C. §5309(a)(2).
2.2.1 The 300 hour course must be a unified introductory training program in massage and bodywork, including training in the subjects set forth in 24 Del.C. §5309(a)(2). The entire 300 hour course must be taken at one school or approved program. The Board may, upon request, waive the “single school” requirement for good cause or hardship, such as the closure of a school.
2.3 The term a “200 hour course of supervised in-class study of massage" as referenced in 24 Del.C. §5309(b) shall mean that an instructor has controlled and reviewed the applicant's education on the premises of a school or approved program of massage or bodywork therapy, and can document that the applicant has successfully completed a curriculum that meets the requirements of 24 Del.C. §5309(b).
2.4 “Massage and bodywork” includes, but is not limited to, the following practices or modalities:
2.5.1 “Core course” means a continuing education course with a subject matter within the “practice of massage and bodywork,” which contributes to the professional competency of the massage and bodywork therapist or massage technician. Core courses must be designed to maintain, improve, or expand skills and knowledge or to develop new and relevant skills and knowledge. Ethics is a core course.
2.5.2 “Elective course” means a continuing education course with a subject matter that is outside the “practice of massage and bodywork,” which does not directly contribute to the professional competency of the massage and bodywork therapist or massage technician. Elective courses must have one of the following subject matters: courses outside the “practice of massage and bodywork,” professional growth and improvement, and business practices.
2.6 “CPR certification” means a valid Heartsaver® CPR Certification or its equivalent issued by the American Heart Association, a valid Adult CPR Certification or its equivalent issued by the American Red Cross, or a valid Standard CPR Certification or its equivalent issued by the National Safety Council, or, upon review and approval of the Board, a substantially similar certification taught by a certified instructor. CPR certification cannot be obtained through an on-line course.
A licensee shall notify the Board of any change of address from that registered with the Board. Such notice shall be sent to the Board by certified mail not later than 30 days following the change of address.
4.2 In addition to the application and materials described in Regulation 3.1, an applicant for licensure as a massage and bodywork therapist shall have (1) each school or approved program of massage and bodywork where the applicant completed the hours of study required by 24 Del.C. §5308(a)(2) submit to the Board an official transcript showing dates and total hours attended and a description of the curriculum completed; and (2) the applicable testing agency submit to the Board verification of the applicant's score on the written examination described in Regulation 5.0.
6.4 Renewal. Renewal shall be accomplished online. Applicants for renewal of a massage technician certificate must maintain a current CPR certification, pay the required renewal fee, and attest to completion of the CE requirements pursuant to Regulation 7.0. License renewal and reactivation for military personnel and military spouses is governed by 29 Del.C. §§8735(p), (q) and (r).Certificate holders shall be required to maintain current CPR certification throughout the biennial licensure period. Temporary massage technician certificates are valid for no more than one (1) year and may not be renewed or reissued pursuant to the provision of 24 Del.C. §5309(b).
9.9 Requirements for Return to Active Status. Unless extended by the Board for hardship as defined in Regulation 9.7, massage and bodywork therapists and massage technicians returning from inactive status must provide notice to the Board as set forth in Regulation 8.2 and must provide adequate proof of the satisfactory completion of 24 hours of Board approved CE within the immediately preceding two-year period prior to the date of the notice to return to active status. A massage technician returning from inactive status must provide notice to the Board as set forth in Regulation 8.2 and must provide adequate proof of the satisfactory completion of 12 hours of Board approved CE within the immediately preceding two year period prior to the date of the notice to return to active status. After August 31, 2014, massage technicians must provide adequate proof of the satisfactory completion of 24 hours of Board approved CE within the immediately preceding two year period prior to the date of the notice to return to active status. CE hours required to return to active status may not be credited towards the hours required for renewal in any other licensing period.
11.2.10 Perform or offer to perform any services for clients other than those connected with the practice of massage and bodywork, as defined in 24 Del.C. §5302(6), unless the licensee has additional training and licensure to perform those services.
12.1 Pursuant to 29 Del.C. §10161(d), any person who, after a hearing, is found to have violated a cease and desist order issued by the Board pursuant to 29 Del.C. §10161(c) shall be fined:
14.1.14 Incest. 11 Del.C. §766.
14.1.23 Bestiality. 11 Del.C. §777.
14.1.38 Theft; felony. 11 Del.C. §841.
14.1.40 Extortion. 11 Del.C. §846.
14.1.42 Identity theft. 11 Del.C. §854.
14.1.61 Stalking. 11 Del.C. §1312A.
14.1.67 Adulteration. 11 Del.C. §1339.
14.1.68 Lewdness. 11 Del.C. §1341.
14.1.69 Prostitution. 11 Del.C. §1342.
14.1.75 Obscenity. 11 Del.C. §1361.
14.1.85 Victim or Witness Intimidation. 11 Del.C. §§3532 & 3533.
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