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  324.245.  Authority of board — rulemaking — massage therapy fund. — 1.  The board is authorized to promulgate rules and regulations regarding:

  (1)  The content of license applications and the procedures for filing an application for an initial or renewal license in this state;

  (2)  The content, conduct and administration of the licensing examination required by section 324.265;

  (3)  Educational requirements for licensure, including, but not limited to, provisions that allow clock hours of supervised instruction at a vocational-technical school;

  (4)  The standards and methods to be used in assessing competency as a massage therapist;

  (5)  All applicable fees, set at an amount which shall not substantially exceed the cost and expense of administering sections 324.240 to 324.275;

  (6)  Establishment of procedures for granting reciprocity with other states, including states which do not have massage therapy licensing laws or states whose licensing laws are not substantially the same as those of this state; and

  (7)  Establishment of requirements for granting a license, as defined by rule, to a person who has completed an approved massage therapy program in another state that is less than five hundred hours.

  2.  All funds received by the board pursuant to the provisions of sections 324.240 to 324.275 shall be collected by the director who shall transmit the funds to the department of revenue for deposit in the state treasury to the credit of the "Massage Therapy Fund" which is hereby created.  Notwithstanding the provisions of section 33.080 to the contrary, money in this fund shall not be transferred and placed to the credit of general revenue until the amount in the fund at the end of the biennium exceeds three times the amount of the appropriation from the fund for the preceding fiscal year.

  3.  Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is promulgated to administer and enforce sections 324.240 to 324.275, shall become effective only if the agency has fully complied with all of the requirements of chapter 536, including but not limited to, section 536.028, if applicable, after August 28, 1998.  If the provisions of section 536.028 apply, the provisions of this section are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to section 536.028 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule or portion of a rule are held unconstitutional or invalid, the purported grant of rulemaking authority and any rule so proposed and contained in the order of rulemaking shall be invalid and void, except that nothing in this section shall affect the validity of any rule adopted and promulgated prior to August 28, 1998.

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(L. 1998 H.B. 1601, et al., A.L. 1999 H.B. 343 merged with S.B. 362, A.L. 2003 S.B. 686, A.L. 2006 S.B. 756)


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