State Recognition for Michigan
Active Task Force? Yes
Year Started: 2013
Task Force Status: Task force organized a Hill Day in April 2015. However, TF efforts are currently stalled as Michigan is in a “holding pattern” while our state government continues to deal with the fallout from the Flint water crisis. We continue to monitor legislation relevant to music therapy and address misrepresentation concerns.We hope to really start building connections following the November election. Finally, Michigan Lt. Governor Brian Calley is very supportive of music therapy. He visited MSU Community Music School this past spring and we hope to connect with him further as a task force.
Task Force Contact Name: Kellee Hansen and Bernadette Skodack
Task Force Contact Email:
Task Force Members: Ginny Caldwell, Susan Gregory, Kellee Hansen, Roberta Justice, Bernadette Skodack, Angie Snell, Alisha Snyder
Task Force Facebook:
State Association: www.mmtonline.org
State Association Facebook:
Regional Association: www.glr-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.