Nevada Massage Liability Insurance Guidelines
The importance of having massage liability insurance can’t be overlooked regardless of which state one operates in. In this article, we will be more concerned about massage liability insurance taken by massage therapists in Nevada. Before taking a look at the importance of having insurance, it is important to take a look at some of the requirements needed to be a licensed massage therapist in Nevada.
Nevada LMT Requirements
The NVMAS or (Nevada State Board of Massage Therapy) is the body tasked with the responsibility of licensing massage professionals in Nevada. The body is also charged with the responsibility of regulating the massage practice, protecting welfare and public health by ensuring only qualified touch therapists are licensed in Nevada. Some of the main requirements needed to be a licensed as a massage practitioner in Nevada by the NVMAS include:
1. A person must complete a massage practitioner program from a recognized institution in the US. (Refer to NVMAS website to see list of recognized institutions offering massage therapy programs.
2. A person must also pass an NCCA accredited exam known as the NCETM, NCETMB, NESL or National Exam.
3. A person has to submit legible copies of personal documentation i.e. a driver’s license or alien resident card to the NVMAS. One passport photo is also required alongside personal identification to go with the application form (you must submit an application form to the NVMAS requesting for a license).
4. A person must submit a legible copy of a current MT license. (This applies to individuals who have already been licensed as MTs in any other states in America.)
The Importance of Having Insurance for Massage
As gentle as massage treatments are thought to be, it is important to note that there is still need for insurance. This is because therapeutic massage brings about certain risks that require professional and general liability insurance. Examples of such risks include tissue damage and accidental bodily injury. Deep tissue massage is capable of causing damage such as tearing ligaments, especially if a client has suffered damage prior to massage treatment. In such instances, having insurance will safeguard you in cases a client makes a claim against you. Massage practitioner insurance also comes in handy in cases where clients injure themselves in your practice. In summary, the importance of insurance for the professional bodyworker can’t be ignored. Although many who work in massage view insurance as an unnecessary cost, it can come in handy in terms protecting you from huge loses which can destabilize your business and career.
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Number of credentialed practitioners in this state: 3,000
Phone: (775) 688-1888
Web Site: http://www.massagetherapy.nv.gov
Required Education: 500 hours
Written or Practical Exam: NONE
Exam Administered: NCETM, NCETMB, NESL through the NCBTMB or MBLEx
Renewal Fee: $150 each year
CEUs Required: 12 each year