Whew! Ran to mail my taxes to the IRS, so now I have a few minutes to catch up on a much more urgent civic duty - the massage regulations in WA State. COMMENTS ARE DUE BY 5PM APRIL 20TH. Please! Make your voice heard.
What is my position on WAC Chapter 245-830, breast massage section?
Well, I wrote Version B, so I’m a little biased toward that. It was kind of a fluke and completely unexpected. After attending Board of Massage meetings for over a YEAR (and getting nowhere), I was exceedingly frustrated with the public policy process and couldn’t read the words of the current draft without my brain turning somersaults.
RE: WAC chapter 246-830
Dear Board of Massage,
I am a concerned citizen of Washington State and I support Version B of the Breast Massage section of WAC Chapter 246-830.
* I support this version because it requires specialized training to treat breast tissue.
* I also support this version because it does NOT require a visit to my doctor for a diagnosis or referral, which can be costly and time consuming.
* I am in favor of requiring written AND verbal consent prior to treatment to protect the public.
Below is the amended copy of Version B that I support, with changes in italics.
Thank you for your service and consideration.