State Recognition for West Virginia

Recognized? No

Recognition Status:

Active Task Force? Yes

Year Started: 2013

Task Force Status: Completed state music therapy survey, distributed state music therapy brochure, sent letters to state legislators, and held advocacy trainings. Attempted to be added to WV Medicaid I/DD Waiver in summer 2015 when it was up for 5-year revisions but was denied inclusion. Completed Sunrise Review application and submitted to the state in July 2016. Currently waiting for feedback on the Sunrise Review application and considering scheduling a Hill Day.

Task Force Contact Name: Amy Rodgers Smith and Karla Holsclaw

Task Force Contact Email: WestVirginiaSTF@gmail.com

Task Force Members: Brenton Colbert, Karla Holsclaw, Zoe Levine, Amy Rodgers Smith

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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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