House File 357 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 357 BY COMMITTEE ON STATE GOVERNMENT (SUCCESSOR TO HSB 132) A BILL FOR An Act relating to massage therapy, including licenses to 1 practice massage therapy and reports of child and dependent 2 adult abuse. 3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 4 TLSB 2108HV (2) 89 ss/rh
H.F. 357 Section 1. Section 152C.3, subsection 3, Code 2021, is 1 amended to read as follows: 2 3. A massage therapist licensed pursuant to this chapter 3 shall be issued a license number and a license certificate. A 4 license certificate issued pursuant to this subsection shall 5 include a photograph of the licensee. 6 Sec. 2. Section 232.69, subsection 1, paragraph b, Code 7 2021, is amended by adding the following new subparagraph: 8 NEW SUBPARAGRAPH . (15) A massage therapist licensed 9 pursuant to chapter 152C. 10 Sec. 3. Section 235B.3, subsection 2, Code 2021, is amended 11 by adding the following new paragraph: 12 NEW PARAGRAPH . i. A massage therapist licensed pursuant to 13 chapter 152C. 14 EXPLANATION 15 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 16 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 17 This bill relates to the practice of massage therapy. The 18 bill requires a license certificate issued to a licensed 19 massage therapist to include a photograph of the licensee. 20 The bill also adds licensed massage therapists to the list of 21 persons required to report child and dependent adult abuse. 22 By operation of law, such persons are required to complete 23 training regarding the identification and reporting of child 24 and dependent adult abuse, and the board of massage therapy 25 is required to require the completion of such training as 26 a condition of licensure. A person required to report a 27 suspected case of child or dependent adult abuse who knowingly 28 and willfully fails to do so is guilty of a simple misdemeanor. 29 A simple misdemeanor is punishable by confinement for no more 30 than 30 days and a fine of at least $105 but not more than $855. 31 A person required to report suspected child or dependent adult 32 abuse who knowingly fails to do so is civilly liable for the 33 damages proximately caused by such a failure. 34 -1- LSB 2108HV (2) 89 ss/rh 1/ 1