State Recognition for Georgia

Recognized? Yes

Recognition Status: In May 2012, legislation to create a music therapy license through the Secretary of State (SB 414) was signed into law. License became effective January 2014. Applications are now available at: http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/59/faq

Active Task Force? Yes

Year Started: 2007

Task Force Status: In May 2012, the Georgia state legislature passed legislation to create a music therapy license through the Secretary of State, and since then the task force has redefined their role. They have worked to provide information to various facilities throughout the state, informing them of the music therapy license and assisting them with issues of potential misrepresentation of the profession. The task force also continues to work with with Georgia’s early intervention program to seek the recognition of music therapists as service providers in their own right.

Task Force Contact Name: Rachel Coon-Arnott

Task Force Contact Email: gamttaskforce@gmail.com

Task Force Members: Rachel Coon-Arnott, Jamie George, Kirby Smith

Task Force Facebook:

State Association: www.georgiamusictherapy.org

State Association Facebook: Music Therapy Association of Georgia

Regional Association:

State Legislative Activity:

Below you will find information and links to bills in the state that include the keyword “music therapy.” Some bills may have a direct impact on the profession (e.g. music therapy licensure legislation) while others may not (e.g. music therapy is included in a pre-existing list of healthcare providers). Information is provided by StateTrack, a subscription service that allows CBMT to follow state and federal legislative and regulatory developments. This resource is provided for informational purposes to help you stay informed on legislative and policy issues impacting music therapy practice. Please contact your task force chair with questions and before taking any action.

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