State Recognition for Louisiana

Recognized? No

Recognition Status:

Active Task Force? Yes

Year Started: 2014

Task Force Status: The Louisiana State Recognition Task Force was originally launched in June 2014. The task force was then reformed and reinvigorated in 2016. Issues addressed by the task force since then include restrictions to music therapists working in inpatient mental health, barriers to access for families seeking services through the Medicaid Children’s Choice Waiver, and other issues impacting client access to services within the state. The State Task Force has gathered information on the state of the profession within the state and launched initiatives to establish contact with legislators in order to work towards recognition of the profession within the state.

Task Force Contact Name: Mary Malloy and Erin Rosen

Task Force Contact Email: lamusictherapytaskforce@gmail.com

Task Force Members: Mandy Creekmore, Mary Malloy, Erin Rosen

Task Force Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lamttaskforce/

State Association: Music Therapy Association of Louisiana

State Association Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/musictherapylouisiana/

Regional Association: www.ser-amta.org

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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