The mission of the South Dakota Board of Massage Therapy is to protect the health and safety of the public by mandatory licensure of qualified persons and enforcement of the statutes, rules, and regulations governing the practice of massage therapy, including processing and investigating properly filed complaints and holding hearings as warranted.
The 2013 South Dakota State Legislature amended various sections of SDCL 36-35 impacting licensure for massage therapists. Check this handout for an explanation of the changes that will go into effect on July 1, 2013.
SDCL 36-35-2. The Board is legislated to have 5 board members appointed by the Governor. One member shall be a person not licensed by the board and four shall be licensed by the board. Currently serving are:
Rebecca Dykema, LMT, Aberdeen - President
Laura Woitte, LMT, Sioux Falls - Vice President
Karen Kappel, LMT, Dell Rapids - Secretary
Bridget Myers, Sioux Falls
Linda Zeller, Pierre