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    Applications for the Maryland State Board of Massage Therapy Examiners are being accepted through July 11 2016.

    Recent legislation has resulted in the establishment of the Maryland State Board of Massage Therapy Examiners effective October 1, 2016. Applications for members are being accepting through July 11, 2016 for the following Board seats:

    • 5 Licensed Massage Therapists
    • 2 Consumer (public) members

    Criteria for Massage Therapist members:

    Interested Massage Therapy Licensee candidates should carefully review the criteria to ensure that they are eligible. Licensees interested in being nominated for appointment consideration must contact the Maryland Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) no later than July 11, 2016. Please note that Massage Therapists do not need to be members of the AMTA to be nominated. Contact for the AMTA is:

    Sabrina Lopez, LMT
    Board President
    Maryland Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association.
    213 Polk Drive
    Glen Burnie, Maryland, 21061

    Terms are staggered but will not exceed more than four years. All Interested candidates must be licensed by the Board, in good standing with the Board, actively practicing for at least five years and be a resident of Maryland.

    Criteria for Members:

    Interested consumer candidates should contact:

    Kim Bennardi
    DHMH Office of Appointments and Executive Nominations
    Phone: 410-767-4049
    Fax: 410-767-6489

    The criteria for members is outlined in the Board statute, Health Occupations §6-202. Interested consumers may not have been a massage therapist, or have a household member who participates or has participated in a commercial or professional field or have a financial interest in a person regulated by the Board.

    Board member duties:

    • Attend month Board meetings which are held on the 4th Thursday of every month at 10:00 AM at the Board office in Baltimore. The meetings normally last until 3 PM and lunch is provided. The meeting includes a closed and a public (open) session. Members receive a stipend of $150 per meeting plus mileage. Members receive documents in advance of the meeting for review. There are attendance requirements in order to remain a board member.
    • Members serve on various Board committees including discipline and complaints, regulations and legislation, scope of practice and by-laws committee. Committees meet as-needed in person and by phone.
    • Members participate in disciplinary hearing and case resolution conferences.
    • Board members may be asked to testify before the General Assembly regarding legislation that affects consumers and/or licensees.
    • Board members are subject to the State Ethics Law and are required to file an annual financial disclosure with the State Ethics Commission.

    Please note that all applicants are thoroughly vetted and may be interviewed by a subject matter expert. The Governor appoints all board members with the advice of the Secretary of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and advice and consent of the Senate.

    All interested applicants must submit an online application with the Governor’s Appointments Office (GAO) by July 11. The application link is https://govapps.md.gov/appointments/apply/.

    Applicants will be required to upload a resume during the application process. If an applicant has any issues with the online application, they should contact the GAO at 410-974-2611.

    Any additional questions may be addressed to Kim Bennardi at kim.bennardi@maryland.gov or 410-767-4049.