State Recognition for Massachusetts

Recognized? No

Recognition Status: With additional education and clinical training, music therapists are eligible to apply for counseling licensure.

Active Task Force? Yes

Year Started: 2013

Task Force Status: Reviewing state regulations, gathering information on recognition of related professions, finalizing a music therapy fact sheet and contacting legislators to explore options.

Task Force Contact Name: Aliza Llovet

Task Force Contact Email:

Task Force Members: Joy Allen, Mollie Caravello, Kristi Faby, Michelle Handy, Kathleen Howland, Crystal King, Aliza Llovet, Kari O’Briant, Dean Olsher, Joanna Ostrander, Maria Ramey

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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.