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Chapter 345-2 ORGANIZATION

Rule 345-2-.01 Organization of the Board

(1) The Georgia Board of Massage Therapy shall consist of five (5) members to be appointed by the Governor with the approval of the Senate. Each member of the Board shall be a resident of this State. Four members shall be professional members and one shall be a consumer member of the Board.
(2) The public may obtain information and submit requests at the Office of the Division Director, Professional Licensing Boards Division.

Rule 345-2-.02 Officers

The Board shall elect annually from its members a chairperson, vice chairperson, and any other officers as deemed necessary, who shall have the privilege of re-election. The Chair shall preside at meetings of the Board. The Vice-Chair shall preside at meetings in the absence of the Chair.

Rule 345-2-.03 Meetings of the Board

(1) The Board shall meet at least once each year at a time fixed by the Board. In addition, the Board may hold additional meetings at the call of the Chair, or, at the request of any two (2) members of the Board or as approved by the Division Director.
(2) Minutes shall be kept of all Board meetings and shall become the official minutes only upon approval by the Board.
(3) All meetings of the Board shall be open to the public; provided, however, that the Board may hold Executive Sessions as authorized by law.
(4) The Board shall have the authority to:
(a) Examine and determine the qualifications for licensure to practice massage therapy in this state;
(b) Issue, renew, refuse to renew, deny, suspend or revoke licenses to practice massage therapy, or otherwise discipline licensed massage therapists;
(c) Conduct investigations for the purpose of discovering violations to the Act, or grounds for disciplining persons licensed under this chapter;
(d) Hold hearings;
(e) Adopt, revise and enforce rules concerning advertising;
(f) Adopt an official seal;
(g) Bring proceedings to the courts for the enforcement of this chapter or any rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to this chapter.
(5) In addition to the enumerated powers in subsection (4)(a)-(g) of this rule, the Board has the authority to conduct its business pursuant to the provisions of O.C.G.A. Title 43, Chapter 1.

Rule 345-2-.04 Rules and Regulations

The Board may promulgate rules and regulations for the conduct of its affairs and for the administration of this Act. Further regulations or amendments will be adopted or amended in accordance with the provisions of the Georgia Administrative Procedures Act.