Senate File 2060 - Introduced SENATE FILE 2060 BY EDLER A BILL FOR An Act relating to massage therapy, including child and 1 dependent adult abuse reporting and continuing education 2 requirements, and making penalties applicable. 3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 4 TLSB 5185XS (1) 89 ss/rh
S.F. 2060 Section 1. Section 152C.3, subsection 2, paragraph a, Code 1 2022, is amended to read as follows: 2 a. (1) Requirements regarding completion of at least twelve 3 hours of continuing education annually regarding subjects 4 concerning massage and related techniques or the health and 5 safety of the public, subject to reduction by the board if, 6 after public notice and hearing, the board determines that the 7 welfare of the public may be adequately protected with fewer 8 hours. 9 (2) The board shall allow a licensed massage therapist 10 to include each hour of completed training required pursuant 11 to sections 232.69 and 235B.16 toward the annual continuing 12 education requirement. 13 Sec. 2. Section 232.69, subsection 1, paragraph b, Code 14 2022, is amended by adding the following new subparagraph: 15 NEW SUBPARAGRAPH . (15) A massage therapist licensed 16 pursuant to chapter 152C. 17 Sec. 3. Section 235B.3, subsection 2, Code 2022, is amended 18 by adding the following new paragraph: 19 NEW PARAGRAPH . i. A massage therapist licensed pursuant to 20 chapter 152C. 21 EXPLANATION 22 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 23 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 24 This bill relates to the practice of massage therapy. 25 The bill adds licensed massage therapists to the list of 26 persons required to report child and dependent adult abuse. 27 By operation of law, such persons are required to complete 28 training regarding the identification and reporting of child 29 and dependent adult abuse, and the board of massage therapy 30 is required to require the completion of such training as a 31 condition of licensure. The bill allows a licensed massage 32 therapist to include the completion of such training toward the 33 fulfillment of the continuing education requirement. 34 A person required to report a suspected case of child or 35 -1- LSB 5185XS (1) 89 ss/rh 1/ 2
S.F. 2060 dependent adult abuse who knowingly and willfully fails to do 1 so is guilty of a simple misdemeanor. A simple misdemeanor is 2 punishable by confinement for no more than 30 days and a fine 3 of at least $105 but not more than $855. A person required to 4 report suspected child or dependent adult abuse who knowingly 5 fails to do so is civilly liable for the damages proximately 6 caused by such a failure. 7 -2- LSB 5185XS (1) 89 ss/rh 2/ 2