State Recognition for Louisiana
Active Task Force? Yes
Year Started: 2014
Task Force Status: The Louisiana State Recognition Task Force was originally launched in June 2014. Current membership was then re-formed and re-invigorated in January 2016, partly in response to restrictive regulations set by the State Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) excluding Creative Art Therapies (including Music Therapy) from practicing in In-Patient Mental Health by August 2017. In response to these pressing limitations, it became necessary to mount an initiative seeking to amend these restrictions. To date, the national AMTA/CBMT team has sent a letter to the Secretary of DHH advocating amendment of the regulation, and State Task force members have initiated communications directly within DHH with regulatory members. Task Force members have also begun to perform research-related duties towards state recognition, have regularly held conference calls, and are shortly to launch a statewide survey to gather data for use in advocacy efforts.
Task Force Contact Name: Mary Malloy and Erin Rosen
Task Force Contact Email: email@example.com
Task Force Members: Mandy Creekmore, Mary Malloy, Erin Rosen
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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.