SMT1162:LEGAL ASPECTS OF THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE

This course introduces legal issues faced by massage therapists. Scope and standards of practice of massage therapy in the context of today's healthcare environment are discussed. Topics include HIPAA and other privacy requirements, the Unlicensed Health Care Practitioners Law, professional liability and the role of professional associations. Licensing and regulation of massage therapists at the federal, state and local levels with discussion of the importance of continuing education are covered.

Credits: 0.50
Lecture Hours: 15.00

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