Chapter Gov’t Relations

Government Relations, Law and Legislative Chair

 The Government Relation, Law and Legislative Chair is responsible for maintaining contact with state legislative bodies in regard to any issues that effect the massage therapy profession.


Specific Responsibilities:

∙             Accept responsibilities and duties as assigned by Chapter President and/or Board of Directors.

∙             Serve as liaison to the Board and Chapter members regarding all legislative issues in the state related to massage therapy

∙             Coordinate legislative awareness activities

∙             Monitor legislation that might influence the scope and practice of massage therapy

∙             When directed by the Board, lead the chapter effort to effect legislation

∙             Maintain communication with members via legislative reports in newsletter

∙             Serve as the AMTA-SC Chapter representative to state or area coalitions of massage therapy/bodywork groups as necessary & approved by the BOD.

Eligibility:  Must be a member in good standing.

Term of Service:  Appointed positions will be for a term of one (1) year or until successors are appointed.

Vacancy & Succession:  A vacancy may be filled by appointment by the Chapter President with the approval of the Chapter Board at any regular or special meeting or by email ballot.

Removal from Office

Any chair may be removed from appointed position for failure to:

  1. Fulfill her/his duties and responsibilities (dereliction of duties).
  2. Abide by the National AMTA Bylaws, Policy, Job Description, Chapter Volunteer Code of Conduct, Chapter Standing Rules, Financial Policies and Procedures.
  3. Keep AMTA membership dues current.

Authority:  This position has no authority to act on behalf of AMTA or the Chapter to enter into contracts or agreements or to commit Chapter funds.

Accountability:  The Government Relations Chair is accountable to the Chapter Board by virtue of appointment and reports to the Chapter President or designated supervising Vice President.

Other Points to Note:

∙           All AMTA correspondence is privileged and ONLY goes to board members unless the board agrees that something has need to be shared with others.  This is absolute.  Please do not share anything that is said on this board unless you know that the board wants it to be shared.


∙           All reports, including resignations, come only to the President, who then can have conversations to update, correct, or call with questions before sharing with the rest of the board.  This is for any reporting that you are responsible for and includes things that are to go to National.  They should come to the President first and not be sent out to national or others until confirmed by the President.

AMTA- SC Chapter

Revised: 03/2010