International Association of Structural Integrators
DEADLINE TODAY-15 AUGUST 2014
Our profession needs your help!
IASI would like to thank all our members and the entire community of structural integration who submitted comments to the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) in reaction to its Massage Therapy Model Practice Act (MPA). The FSMTB received over 1,300 comments on the MPA and we thank you for taking the time to speak up concerning this important issue!
The second draft of the Model Practice Act shows that the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards Task Force has actually hardened their position that all structured touch of soft tissue and all bodywork are massage. This message contains links to IASI's formal response and tools to help you respond. CLICK HERE to find:
talking points for your own public comment to FSMTB, and a link to their web comment page;
a template letter for you to email/mail to the Board of the FSMTB, and your own state board; and
the joint letter sent by the Boards of Directors of the IASI and The Rolf Institute of Structural Integration® to the FSMTB
We urgently need your action! Please make public comment by the AUGUST 15 DEADLINE. It will take one minute of your time, and every response counts!
Call for IASI Board of Directors Nominations
Do you want to have a role in IASI leadership? Are you passionate about the future of this profession? Do you have time, energy and commitment to move the SI profession forward?
The IASI Board of Directors needs your vision and voice! If you are interested in serving on the IASI Board of Directors, or would like to nominate someone who would be great in this role, please provide the information listed below via email to email@example.com with the subject line of "IASI Board Nomination" by July 15, 2014. If a nominee is selected for the election, they will be expected to provide a platform statement by September 1, 2014.
Nominee Name: (if other than yourself)
A brief description of the reasons for nomination of this individual: (i.e. contributions to the field of structural integration, contributions to IASI mission, leadership ability, vision, etc.
Along with asking you to comment to the FSMTB regarding their MPA, IASI has started a petition stating that the undersigned believe that the Federation of State Massage Therapy Board's Model Practice Act (MPA) for the massage therapy profession is neither valid nor fair. Their efforts to subsume all bodywork practices into massage therapy demonstrate deep and fundamental misunderstanding about those practices, and therefore will not serve their goal of protecting the public.
We are happy to announce that members of the International Association of Structural Integrators (IASI) can now receive professional liability insurance with your membership in IASI. We know how important this benefit is to you, and because of IASI’s membership in the Federation of Therapeutic Massage, Bodywork, and Somatic Practice Organizations, this high quality coverage is now available to you at a great price.
Having professional liability insurance coverage as part of your membership gives you the peace of mind that you’ll be protected in your day-to-day practice. With your individual coverage, your interests are protected if you’re named in a covered lawsuit, and your coverage will travel with you as long as you’re practicing within the scope of your license and in accordance with IASI's modalities not otherwise excluded.
Broad Protection and Occurrence Coverage
Because this is an occurrence policy, you’re protected regardless of when a claim is made, as long as your membership and this insurance was in place at the time of the covered incident. You can work confidently, knowing you’re protected by one of the broadest professional liability insurance programs in the industry.
Admitted Policy – backed by the State Insurance Department Guaranty Fund
This professional liability policy is offered on an Admitted policy and is backed by the state guarantee fund. To our knowledge, we are the only program backed by an Admitted insurance policy. Others utilize a non-admitted/surplus lines carrier which does not offer this additional protection. The coverage offered by the guaranty fund is unique to each state.