State Recognition for North Carolina

Recognized? No

Recognition Status:

Active Task Force? Yes

Year Started: 2006

Task Force Status: Licensure legislation (HB 429) introduced in House (03/11), hosted Hill Day, and actively contacted legislators to seek their support. Profession Questionnaire successfully passed out of Legislative Committee on New Licensing Boards. Legislation being reconsidered and has been referred to Committee on Health and Human Services (04/12), but did not move out of committee. Licensure legislation was re-filed in March 2013 (SB 244/HB 292). It was changed to a study bill during committee hearing in June 2013. Awaiting committee appointment to study the issue. Task force organized a Hill Day event in June 2015. The Task Force is currently engaged in educational efforts and awaiting the outcomes of the 2016 election. All NC House and Senate offices are elected every 2 years. We have updated our survey and will be sending it out this fall to obtain updated information about MTs working in NC.

Task Force Contact Name: Martine Bullard and Cheryl Stephenson

Task Force Contact Email:

Task Force Members: Martine Bullard, Clayton Cooke, Christine Leist, Dean Quick, Cheryl Stephenson, Wiley Smith

Task Force Facebook: 

State Association:

State Association Facebook: Music Therapy Association of North Carolina

Regional Association:

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.