Massage Therapy Establishments and Schools

A Massage Therapy Establishment is a licensed place in which a massage therapist practices his or her profession of massage therapy.

A Massage Therapy School is a licensed place in which massage therapy training is provided.

For Massage Therapist information, click here.

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Requirements for Licensure: See Massage Therapy Practice Act, and 172 NAC 82 (establishment) and 172 NAC 83 (schools).

Any person who wishes to operate a massage therapy establishment must obtain a license prior to opening.

Administrative Penalty

An individual who practices prior to issuance of an establishment license is subject to assessment of an administrative penalty of $10 per day up to $1,000 or such other action as provided by the statutes and regulations governing massage therapy.

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Fees

pdf icon Fee Schedule

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Applications

Fees (if applicable) are payable to the "Licensure Unit."

Licensure Unit
PO Box 94986
Lincoln, NE 68509-4986

pdf icon Massage Therapy Establishment Application AND Self Inspection Report

  • Initial License
  • Change in Owner, Name or Location

pdf icon Massage Therapy School Application (Initial License)
pdf icon Change to the Massage Therapy School License (Change in Owner, Name or Location)
pdf icon Duplicates/Reissue
pdf icon Listing/Labels Request form and the pdf icon Price Listing Information

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Renewal

Expiration Date: All massage therapy establishment and school licenses expire 11/1, of each odd-numbered year.

Renewal Process: See 172 NAC 81 & 172 NAC 83

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Inspections: See 172 NAC 82 and 172 NAC 83

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Rules and Regulations/Statutes

pdf iconRegulations Relating to Massage Therapy Establishments - 172 NAC 82
pdf iconRegulations Relating to Massage Therapy Schools - 172 NAC 83
pdf iconRegulations Relating to the Practice of Massage Therapy - 172 NAC 81
pdf iconStatutes Pertaining To Massage Therapy

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Licensee Assistance Program

The Licensee Assistance Program (LAP) is an assessment, education, referral, case management, and monitoring service designed to help licensees, certificate holders, and registrants of the State of Nebraska work through substance abuse/addiction problems.

The LAP services are free. However, in some cases treatment from a community resource agency may be needed. If further assistance is needed, the LAP Coordinator will help refer the Licensee to the most appropriate agency. When a treatment referral is made, those expenses become the responsibility of the Licensee.

LAP telephone number: (800) 851-2336 or (402) 354-8055, Web address: www.lapne.org

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Board Information

The Board of Massage Therapy advises the Department of Health and Human Services Regulation and Licensure on all issues related to the regulation of massage therapy. Board member composition and length of terms follows:

Membership: 3 massage therapists;
1 public member.
Length of Term: 5 years, no more than 2 consecutive full five-year terms.

The Board of Massage Therapy meets at least 1 time per year - see Board meeting Schedule for meeting dates and times. Meetings are open to the public, with the exception of investigational matters. Minutes of the meeting are available by contacting Rita Watson at (402) 471-2117 or by e-mail at rita.watson@nebraska.gov. Meeting minutes are also posted on the DHHS Public Health website here.

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Contact Us

Office Address:

 

Mailing Address Physical Address
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services - Licensure Unit
PO Box 94986
Lincoln, NE 68509-4986
Nebraska State Office Building
301 Centennial Mall South
14th and M Streets
3rd Floor
Lincoln, Nebraska

Phone: (402) 471-2117
Fax: (402) 471-3577

Office Hours:

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (central time)
Monday through Friday

Nebraska Licensure Information

Rita Watson
Phone: (402) 471-4918
Fax: (402) 471-3577
e-mail: rita.watson@nebraska.gov

Kris Chiles, Program Manager
Phone: (402) 471-2117
Fax: (402) 471-3577
e-mail: kris.chiles@nebraska.gov

 

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Other Related Contacts

American Massage Therapy Association
820 Davis Street, Suite 100
Evanston, IL 60201-4444
Phone: (847) 864-0123
Fax: (847) 864-1178
http://www.amtamassage.org/  

Licensee Assistance Program
Center Point Professional Plz
9239 West Center Road
Omaha, NE 68124
Phone: (402) 354-8055
Toll Free: (800) 851-2336
www.lapne.org

NE Massage Therapy Association
www.amtane.org

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Duplicates/Reissue

 

Duplicates: A duplicate large license or small license card may be requested at the time of initial licensure. A $10.00 fee, per document, is required.

Reissue: A large license and/or small license card may be reissued when the licensee requests: additional documents; replacement of original document(s) due to loss, mutilation or destruction; or replacement of document(s) due to a name change.

To request a reissued license, you must submit a request for pdf iconreissuance, and include a fee in the amount of $10.00 per document. Submit said request to:

Licensure Unit
Massage Therapy Establishments
PO Box 94986
Lincoln NE 68509-4986

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Certifications/Verifications

To request either a certification or verification or your license, contact Rita Watson at (402) 471-4918.

Certification

  1. Fee - $25.00
  2. Certification includes:

    1. Name
    2. Profession
    3. License number
    4. Issuance date
    5. Expiration date
    6. Whether the license was granted by examination, waiver, or reciprocity
    7. When requested, the grades acquired by the subject for issuance of a license
    8. Whether disciplinary action has been taken against the license. If so, the type(s) and date(s) of the action will be included.
    9. SEAL of the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services

Verification

  1. Fee - $5.00
  2. Verification includes:
    1. Name
    2. Profession
    3. License Number
    4. Expiration Date
    5. Department Staff Signature

A verification does not include the SEAL of the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services nor information relating to discipline, school, or examination.

This information can also be obtained by checking the website at: www.dhhs.ne.gov/lis/lisindex.htm

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Complaints

How do I file a complaint? To file a complaint, see the Investigations Division web site: www.dhhs.ne.gov/reg/investi.htm

How is a complaint reviewed, and what is the disciplinary process? The following provides information relating to the complaint, investigative, and disciplinary process.

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