Regarding AMTA Insurance Coverage
The policy through HPSO requires that covered AMTA members are appropriately licensed to provide professional services and that they comply with state, federal and facility guidelines relative to scope of practice and practice setting. If there is a government order that mandates non-essential businesses close, and massage therapy is not considered essential in that governmental jurisdiction, then the therapist would be practicing outside of the governmental order, guidance, law or regulation; and coverage would be excluded in the event of a claim. Call HPSO with specific questions about AMTA’s coverage: 1-888-253-1474.
|Click here for NJEDA 3/26/2020 Announcement on initiatives to support businesses impacted by COVID-19
FROM Princeton Public Affairs Group (PPAG)
Updated COVID-19 UPDATE:
General Assembly Voting Results
For the first time ever, the New Jersey General Assembly , pursuant to P.L. 2020, c.2,
conducted a remote voting session at 2 P.M. today. Here are the results:
|Awaiting the Governor Phil Murphy’s (D) Approval:
S2304 / A3900(Sweeny / Scutaro)
Concerns family leave and disability benefits during epidemic-related emergencies. PASSED
Awaiting action in the Senate:
(Chiaravalloti / Kennedy / Speight)
Permits professional and occupational licensing boards to reactivate licensure of certain individuals during state if emergency or public health emergency.
(Wimberly / Coughlin/ Armoto)
Permits extension of certain deadlines applicable to certain government units under emergency circumstances.
(Downey / Houghtaling / Swain)
Authorizes notaries public to perform certain nonarial acts remotely during certain public health and state emergency.
(Burzichelli / Schepisi / Lampitt)
Permits use of virtual or remote instruction to meet 180-day school year school year requirement under certain circumstances.
If you are filing Unemployment Claims online,
please click here and read this message
forwarded from AMTA-NJ Government Relations Chairperson, Cynthia Sinicropi-Philibosian.
NJ CE Notice:
New Jersey Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy has voted for this 2020 Licenses Renewal period,
you will be allowed to take ALL of your Continuing Education Credits (CEC’s) on-line.
The Board previously allowed only 6 on-line credits. This excludes CPR at this time.
Since most of us are in our safe havens, now is a great time to get started.
Thank you again to the NJ Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy.
AMTA National GR Notice:
AMTA National sent out a VERY IMPORTANT communication email
to all AMTA massage therapists on contacting your local and state senators.
Please review your email and “take action.” Let your voices be heard!
AMTA-NJ 2020 SPRING CONVENTION
May 16 – May 17
The AMTA NJ Chapter meeting is an opportunity for our members to gather and take advantage of top-quality continuing education. However, the health and wellness of our members is the highest priority for AMTA and our chapter. That includes supporting safe learning environments.
Given the current information from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and our state health officials, and in consultation with the AMTA National Office; your chapter board of directors has decided it is in the best interest of our members to cancel our chapter meeting originally scheduled for May 16 & 17.
If you have registered for the conference, you will be issued a full refund automatically. You will need to cancel overnight reservations directly with FairBridge Hotel & Conference Center by calling them at 732-356-1700.
You will be hearing from us in the future regarding out chapter’s next educational opportunity.
Thank you for your support of AMTA.