MLN Vol.6.No.3

Massage Law Newsletter

Vol. 6, No.3                                       ISSN 1073-5461                                       January 1999

PENNSYLVANIA SENATE BILL 1171 IS DEAD!

MAY IT REST IN PEACE!  LONG LIVE FREEDOM!

Albert Schatz, Ph.D.

The House that Jack Built was one of the first books I read when I was a boy, about 75 years ago. It had only a few pages with a poem and sketches about "the house that Jack built."

As I recalled some of the verses in that book, I realized they could be paraphrased to tell the story of what happened to Pennsylvania Senate Bill 1171.

Who built Senate Bill 1171,

and why?

The Pennsylvania Licensure Coalition (PALC) told us it (PALC) built Senate Bill 1171 because: 

1. "Licensure is first and foremost to protect the public from harm."

2 "State licensing will ... create educational requirements for that public protection."

3. "We are working to create a bill which protects the public from harm."

In my poem, Senate Bill 1171 is

"The House that PALC Built"

I've paraphrased the poem, The House that Jack Built, and given it the title - "The House that PALC Built." My poem reads as follows.

This is the poem that tells  about the collapse of  Senate Bill 1171, which is the house that PALC built.

This is our website <http://www.tiac.net/users/maryella/> that has our reports about the following aspects of Senate Bill 1171, which is the house that PALC built.

These are the reports that tell about the educational requirements of Senate Bill 1171, which make up the sand foundation of the house that PALC built.

These are the reports that tell about the contraindications, which make up the walls of the house that PALC built.

These are the reports that tell about the potential harm, which makes up the bricks in the walls of the house that PALC built.

These are the reports that tell about PALC's protection, which cements the bricks together in the walls of the house that PALC built.

These are the reports that tell about our research, which reveals there's no harm from which the public needs to be protected by Senate Bill 1171, which is the house that PALC built.

This poem ends with the collapse of Senate Bill 1171, which is the house that PALC built.

ARCHITECT'S SKETCH OF THE HOUSE THAT PALC BUILT ON SAND TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC FROM HARM 

"Licensure is first and foremost to protect the public from harm."

 "State licensing will ... create

 educational requirements for

 that public protection."

Senate Bill1171

SENATE BILL 1171 WAS NOT NEEDED  BECAUSE MASSAGE DOES NO HARM

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