Earn Credit for Three Hours of Continuing Education to Meet the 36 Hours of Continuing Education Needed for Triennial Registration

Introduction

As a licensed professional in New York State, it is your professional responsibility to know the laws, rules, and regulations governing the practice of massage therapy and to be alert to changes in those requirements and to be aware of how these apply to your practice.

To help you keep informed about these laws, rules, regulations and standards of practice, the Department has prepared the following self-examination, which can also be used to gain credit for three hours of continuing education to be used once in each triennial registration period. Credited hours may not be carried from one triennial period to another, but the self-examination can be taken once in each triennial period. The questions will be changed at various intervals.

The following 30 questions relate to Education Law, Article 155, Part 78 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, and Part 29 of the Rules of the Board of Regents, as well as the General Information & Policies, the Questions and Answers, the Guidelines for Practice and the Precautions for Massage/Bodywork Therapy found on this website and will provide all the information needed to select a correct response. Select one answer for each question. When you finish, click the "Get Your Score" button and your score will appear (requires that you have Javascript enabled for your browser).

An overall score of 100% is perfect and is needed to obtain three hours of continuing education credit for this examination. For those who have not scored 100%, you will have the ability to review questions and select correct answers. Once you have a score of 100%, print the page showing the score, place your name and date on this page and file it for safekeeping, since you may be asked to provide it to the Department if you are chosen for an audit of continuing education.


Questions

  1. Which of the following is NOT an acceptable subject to meet the continuing education requirement? [Reference: Regulations of the Commissioner, Part 78]
    a. Neurology.
    b. Appearance enhancement techniques.
    c. Effects of massage therapy on medication regimes.
    d. Subjects relating to professional rules and regulations.

  2. Which of the following statements is true, regarding the limited permit? [Reference: License Requirements]
    a. The supervisor must be licensed and currently registered to practice massage therapy in New York State.
    b. The limited permit shall be valid for a period of not more than one year or until the results of the next licensing examination for which the person is eligible are officially available, whichever comes first.
    c. The licensed massage therapist who has signed the limited permit application must be present on the site when the massage therapy is provided.
    d. All of the above.

  3. Before performing treatment on breast tissue, the massage therapist should: [Reference: Guidelines for Practice]
    a. fully inform the female patient/client before undraping the breast.
    b. get consent from the female patient/client before undraping the breast.
    c. Both A and B.
    d. None of the above.

  4. A licensed professional is practicing proper infection control if they: [Reference: Rules of the Board of Regents, Part 29]
    a. perform massage therapy on a patient with broken skin surfaces.
    b. perform massage therapy when the therapist has exudative lesions.
    c. perform massage therapy on subsequent patients/clients prior to disinfecting the massage table.
    d. use appropriate agents for cleaning all equipment.

  5. All licensed health professionals are required to: [Reference: Rules of the Board of Regents, Part 29]
    a. retain a patient’s/client's record for at least 10 years.
    b. make available to the Department, within 30 days, any relevant records with respect to an inquiry regarding a complaint about a licensee.
    c. retain a minor’s records until one year after the sixteenth birthday.
    d. retain all records, including billing, evaluation, treatment and reports for a period of 3 years.

  6. Which of the following is required for a professional massage therapy license? [Reference: License Requirements]
    a. Pass an examination that is satisfactory to the Board.
    b. Be at least eighteen years of age.
    c. Be of good moral character as determined by the Department.
    d. All of the above.

  7. A massage therapist: [Reference: Guidelines for Practice]
    a. is not required to reveal his or her education, experience, or professional affiliations to patients/clients.
    b. will protect the confidentiality of all patient/client information, including patient/client records.
    c. is not required to obtain and keep a record of the patient's/client’s informed consent prior to releasing information.
    d. is not required to maintain competency in his or her practice.

  8. A massage therapist must register with the State Education Department in order to practice in New York State: [Reference: Education Law, Article 155]
    a. every two years.
    b. every three years.
    c. every year.
    d. every five years.

  9. Massage of genital areas shall be considered immoral conduct. [Reference: Rules of the Board of Regents, Part 29]
    a. True
    b. False
    c. TEST
    d. TEST

  10. Which technique does not fall within the scope of practice of massage therapists? [Reference: Regulations of the Commissioner, Part 78]
    a. Reflexology
    b. Shiatsu
    c. Reiki
    d. All of the above fall within the practice of massage therapists.

  11. Practitioners should use caution when treating a patient or client: [Reference: Precautions for Massage/Bodywork Therapy]
    a. when the therapist or patient/client has a fever or contagious disease.
    b. when the patient/client has increased sensation.
    c. when the patient/client has had an acute trauma or recent surgery.
    d. Both A and C.

  12. Regarding fee splitting activities, which of the following is true? [Reference: Questions and Answers]
    a. Massage therapists may not directly or indirectly offer, give, solicit, or receive or agree to receive, any fee or other consideration to or from a third party for the referral of a patient.
    b. Massage therapists may be employed by other massage therapists that are authorized to practice massage therapy.
    c. Massage therapists who are employed by persons licensed and registered as massage therapists may share profits or be paid based on a percentage of income received or the number of patients treated.
    d. All of the above.

  13. Which of the following statements is correct? [Reference: Questions and Answers]
    a. A massage therapist must renew his or her cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification prior to renewing the massage therapy registration.
    b. A registration certificate is required for each site in which the therapist provides massage therapy. If traveling, the massage therapist should carry the registration certificate to each site.
    c. A license to practice massage therapy in New York State is not required if the individual is nationally certified.
    d. Both B and C are correct.

  14. Advertising or soliciting for patronage may include which of the following? [Reference: Rules of the Board of Regents, Part 29]
    a. Guarantee of any service.
    b. Offering of bonuses.
    c. Using pictures depicting a clad or draped human form.
    d. All of the above.

  15. All of the following are appropriate methods of completing the continuing education requirement EXCEPT: [Reference: Continuing Education Questions & Answers for Licensed Massage Therapists]
    a. Renewing a course in First Aid or CPR.
    b. Completing all courses online.
    c. Completing a course approved by the Department.
    d. Completing a course designed for the sole purpose of maximizing profits for the practice of a massage therapist.

  16. Which of the following can be considered professional misconduct? [Reference: Rules of the Board of Regents, Part 29]
    a. Massage by a massage therapist who is not properly dressed.
    b. The use of the letters “LMT” by a licensed massage therapist in advertising.
    c. Performing shiatsu.
    d. Performing professional services that have been authorized by the patient/client or his or her legal representative.

  17. All of the following are appropriate EXCEPT: [Reference: Rules of the Board of Regents, Part 29]
    a. A licensee placing advertisements must maintain an exact copy of each advertisement for a period of one year after its last appearance.
    b. A licensee may not compensate or give anything of value to representatives of the press in anticipation of or in return for professional publicity in a news item.
    c. A licensee using the letters “LMT” in advertising.
    d. All of the above statements are appropriate.

  18. Massage therapists are expected to maintain competency in their practice by completing continuing education classes and workshops and by the independent reading of research and technique materials. [Reference: Guidelines for Practice]
    a. True
    b. False
    c. TEST
    d. TEST

  19. Which is considered exempt practice? [Reference: Education Law, Article 155]
    a. The practice of massage by any person who is authorized to practice medicine, nursing, osteopathy, physiotherapy, chiropractic, or podiatry in accordance with the provisions of this title.
    b. The practice of massage by a licensed massage therapist who is unregistered.
    c. The practice of massage by a licensed massage therapist who has not completed his or her continuing education requirement.
    d. The practice of massage in New York State by a massage therapist who is licensed in another jurisdiction, but not licensed in New York State.

  20. Which of the following is NOT true? [Reference: Continuing Education Questions & Answers for Licensed Massage Therapists]
    a. You must attest on your Registration Renewal Document whether or not you completed the required continuing education.
    b. You are required to submit continuing education certificates with your registration renewal.
    c. You must retain your continuing education records for 6 years.
    d. A random sample of licensees will have their mandatory continuing education records audited each year to assure compliance with the continuing education requirement.

  21. Which of the following statements is true, regarding limited permits? [Reference: Questions and Answers]
    a. A limited permit holder may not engage in private practice.
    b. A limited permit will not be issued if the applicant has failed the New York State Massage Therapy Examination.
    c. The limited permit holder must work under the personal, on-site supervision of an individual who is licensed and currently registered to practice in New York State.
    d. All of the above.

  22. A licensed massage therapist may provide massage therapy to animals. [Reference: Questions and Answers]
    a. True
    b. False
    c. TEST
    d. TEST

  23. A licensee: [Reference: General Information & Policies]
    a. must register every three years to practice in New York State.
    b. is required to notify the Department of a name or address change within 30 days of the change. Failure to do so may be considered professional misconduct.
    c. may verify his or her license status by utilizing the online license verification service.
    d. All of the above are true.

  24. A massage therapist licensed in New York State: [Reference: Questions and Answers]
    a. may not maintain licensure in another state.
    b. may be licensed in other states or countries and may still continue to practice as a licensed massage therapist in New York State.
    c. but not practicing in New York State may place his or her New York State license in an “inactive” registration status until they return to practice in New York State.
    d. Both B and C are correct.

  25. A massage therapist closes his or her practice. Records of patients/clients must be maintained. [Reference: Questions and Answers]
    a. False. All patient/client records may be disposed of upon closure of the practice.
    b. True. Records must be maintained for at least 6 years.
    c. TEST
    d. TEST

  26. Which of the following statements is true? [Reference: Education Law, Article 155]
    a. A licensee is required to complete 36 hours of continuing education every triennial registration period.
    b. Each licensee is required to complete 24 hours of mandatory continuing education during each triennial registration period.
    c. The continuing education requirement begins when a massage therapist is first licensed.
    d. The conditional registration may exceed one year.

  27. Which of the following statements is true? [Reference: Questions and Answers]
    a. A massage therapist may use electrical stimulation or ultrasound in his or her practice.
    b. A massage therapist may provide massage therapy to animals, provided that they complete a course on massage for animals.
    c. A massage therapist needs a prescription to provide massage therapy to a patient who complains of a physical problem.
    d. A massage therapist may include intra-oral massage as part of the massage therapy treatment on a patient with TMJ who was referred by a dentist.

  28. Licensed professionals: [Reference: Professional Assistance Program]
    a. may seek assistance from the Professional Assistance Program after they have harmed patients or clients.
    b. may voluntarily surrender their licenses while receiving treatment, rather than face charges of professional misconduct, provided that the professional has not already harmed patients or clients.
    c. may continue to consume alcohol while receiving treatment in the Professional Assistance Program.
    d. must agree to be monitored by the Professional Assistance Program for at least one year after reinstatement of the license.

  29. Persons who practice Reiki, the Alexander Technique, or the Feldenkrais Method in New York State are required to obtain a license as a massage therapist. [Reference: Questions and Answers]
    a. True. These techniques fall within the scope of practice for massage therapists.
    b. False, but if persons practicing these techniques claim that they are diagnosing or treating any human pain, disease, disorder, or physical condition, they must be licensed in a profession that is authorized to diagnose or to provide treatment.
    c. test
    d. test

  30. Only those continuing education providers approved by the Department are acceptable for mandated continuing education. [Reference: Continuing Education/Questions & Answers for Licensed Massage Therapists]
    a. True
    b. False
    c. Test
    d. Test



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Last Updated: May 31, 2019