Why do I need to know what is going on in the Legislature?
The Oregon legislature determines what information is in massage statutes (laws). The scope of practice, structure of the board, authorities and responsibilities of the board, who is subject to those statutes, and the requirements for licensure are determined by these laws.
When the legislature is in session, there is the possibility that these statutes can be revised. Revisions can affect everything from the number of hours or other requirements for initial licensure, who is subject to those requirements, requirements of the board (which may involve cost that is then passed on to licensees), and the regulatory structure for touch therapies in oregon.
How can I find out what is going on in the legislature?
The most up-to-date information is available on the Oregon legislature's web site.
You can do a search of bills and laws for the word "massage" to find applicable bills.