State of South Dakota
Senators Gant, Garnos, and Napoli and Representatives Weems, Peters, and
FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to
repeal the regulation of massage therapists.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
Terms in this chapter mean:
"Board," the Board of Massage Therapy;
"Massage," the systematic mobilization of the soft tissues of the body through the
application of hands or devices for the purposes of therapy, relaxation, or education
through means which include:
Pressure, friction, stroking, rocking, kneading, percussion, compression, or
External application of water, heat, cold, lubricants, or other topical agents; or
The use of devices that mimic or enhance actions done by hands;
"Practice of massage therapy," the performance of massage for a fee or other
compensation or holding oneself out to the public as performing massage.
, inclusive, be repealed.
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Insertions into existing statutes are indicated by underscores.
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