State Recognition for Hawaii

Recognized? No

Recognition Status:

Active Task Force? Yes

Year Started: 2007

Task Force Status: Three pieces of legislation were introduced in 2011 that included music therapy, but all were amended or did not move out of committee. Support for music therapy is building and legislation to create music therapy license (HB 2062/SB 2451) was introduced (2012). Passed through Arts and Culture committee, but referred to Sunrise Review before continuing. Concurrent resolution for Sunrise Review passed in the House and referred to committee in Senate (04/12). Task force exploring submitting a Sunrise Review in 2014.

Task Force Contact Name: Bonnie Chan

Task Force Contact Email:

Task Force Members: Patricia Blair, Bonnie Chan, Nina Guererro, Marissa Katz, Mayu Langford, Stacie Proctor, Kelli Miyahira, Melody Wan

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State Legislative Activity:

Below you will find a link to an online report with information about state-level bills that include the keyword “music therapy.” There may or may not be a bill for your state. 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). 

Click here to read the report

Information is provided by Fiscal Note, 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.