Title Acts control the names or titles massage therapists may use, but do not control who can do massage. Practice acts control both the names/titles for massage therapists, as well as controlling who can do massage. SB 731 is clearly a title act yet recent events show signs that local governments are turning to it as a mandate to practice. WIthout a definition of practice, this effort could prove to discredit all efforts thus far by various organizations to create a certification process that will elevate the profession. The intent of the law was to create a “voluntary certification for the massage therapy profession” as stated in SB 731. With the movement by local governments to require this standard it moves this from voluntary to mandated. Within the optional routes for certification, there remains many grey areas for currently practicing therapists and those practicing various modalities that without a definition cannot be exempted. It in no way benefits the profession to have SB 731 in its current form be the go to legislation for local governments. Particularly before the certification process has even begun. The Board of Directors of CAMTC and the staff they have hired may be prepared to handle a voluntary certification process for those who chose to become certified. What if they are not equipped with man power or finances to handle it moving to a requirement. Is this still in the best interest of the profession?