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Music Therapy State Licensure Reference List

In my previous post – Parents as Advocates- I mentioned that, within a growing number of states, there is an advocacy push for state licensure of music therapy.  There have been a number of media stories released about these efforts and I thought it would be worthwhile to compile a reference list; I have also included links to the actual Bills when available.  This is a working list and will be updated as articles appear.  Please leave a comment if you come across one I have missed!

Colorado
Music Therapy: A Field That’s Climbing the Scales (The Stony Brook Independent; December 14, 2011)
Music Therapy Practice Act
They’ve Got Rhythm; They Want Licensing (Aurora Sentinel; January 18,2012)

Georgia
Government Relations Latest Developments (Music Therapy Association of Georgia)
Music Therapist Licensure Bill Passes Senate (The Weekly; March 5, 2012)
Music Therapist Licensure Bill Passes Senate (SenatePress.net; March 5, 2012)

Minnesota
State Licensure Recognition (Music Therapy Association of Minnesota, Feb 2012)

Nevada
Music Therapist Licensure (Nevada Dept. of Health & Human Services)
Drumming Up Music Therapy NV Licensure Bill SB-190 (YouTube; March 12, 2011)
Senate Bill No. 190 – Senator Denis (2011)
Celebrating Music Therapy Licensures in 2011 (AMTA on YouTube; Nov 2011)

New York
Music Therapy: A Field That’s Climbing the Scales (The Stony Brook Independent; December 14, 2011)

North Carolina
Music Therapy Moving Toward Licensure in State (Winston-Salem Journal; July 18, 2011)
Spotlight Falls on Music Therapists (Raleigh News and Observer; January 18, 2012)

North Dakota
Music Therapy Helps Facilitate the Field’s First Licensure Law (UND, July 2011)
Celebrating Music Therapy Licensures in 2011 (AMTA on YouTube; Nov 2011)
Music Therapy: A Field That’s Climbing the Scales (The Stony Brook Independent; December 14, 2011)

Oklahoma
State Licenses for Music Therapists Would Benefit People Who Have Disabilities (Tulsa World; April 11, 2011)

South Carolina
Healing Sounds: Lyman Lawmaker’s Bill Would Recognize Music Therapists (GoUpstate.com; January 17, 2011)
Bill 3093: Music Therapy Practice Act (2011-2012)