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RULE ADOPTION
VOLUME 42, ISSUE 1
ISSUE DATE: JANUARY 4, 2010
LAW AND PUBLIC SAFETY
DIVISION OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS
NEW JERSEY BOARD OF NURSING
MASSAGE, BODYWORK AND SOMATIC
THERAPY EXAMINING COMMITTEE

Adopted Amendments: N.J.A.C. 13:37-16.4, 16.7 and 16.11

Application for Certification; Scope of Practice; Continuing Education, Programs, Standards

Proposed: March 16, 2009 at 41 N.J.R. 1160(a).
Adopted: September 22, 2009 by the New Jersey Board of Nursing, Patricia Ann Murphy, Ph.D, APN, President.

Filed: December 3, 2009 as R.2010 d.005, without change.
Authority: N.J.S.A. 45:11-67.

Effective Date: January 4, 2010.
Expiration Date: July 6, 2011.

Summary of Public Comment and Agency Response:

The official comment period ended on May 15, 2009. The Board received no comments.

Federal Standards Statement

A Federal standards analysis is not required because there are no Federal laws or standards applicable to the adopted amendments.

Full text of the adoption follows:

(Agency Note: The text of N.J.A.C. 13:37-16.4 and 16.11 below reflects the adoption of amendments effective August 17, 2009.)

SUBCHAPTER 16.  MASSAGE, BODYWORK AND SOMATIC THERAPY EXAMINING COMMITTEE

13:37-16.4  Application for certification

(a) (No change.)

(b) An applicant who qualifies for certification pursuant to (a)1 above shall submit to the Committee:

1. (No change.)

2. A transcript, which indicates that the applicant has completed the course of study outlined in (d) below, from a school of massage, bodywork and somatic therapies approved by:

i. The New Jersey Department of Education;

ii. The New Jersey Department Labor and Workforce Development;

iii. The New Jersey Commission on Higher Education; or

iv. An agency of another state, which substantially meets the requirements of the New Jersey Department of Education, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development or the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education;

3.-5. (No change.)

(c)-(f) (No change.)

13:37-16.7  Scope of practice

(a) A certificant shall only practice those methods of massage, bodywork and somatic therapy, which:

1. (No change.)

2. The certificant learned during a course offered by a provider approved by the NCBTMB or NCCAOM, or that is offered by a school, which is approved by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education or offered by a school, which is approved by the New Jersey Department of Education, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education, or an agency of another state, which has requirements substantially similar to the requirements of the New Jersey Department of Education, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development or the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education; or

3. (No change.)

(b) (No change.)

13:37-16.11   Continuing education, programs, standards

(a)-(d) (No change.)

[page=73] (e) A certificant may obtain continuing education credit hours from the following:

1.-2. (No change.)

3. Successful completion of a course, related to the practice of massage, bodywork and somatic therapy, given by a school, college or university accredited by the New Jersey Department of Education, or approved by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development or the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education, or an agency of another state, which has requirements substantially similar to the requirements of the New Jersey Department of Education, or approved by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development or the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education: one credit hour for each hour of attendance;

4.-7. (No change.)

(f)-(i) (No change.)

   
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