State Recognition for North Dakota

Recognized? Yes – Licensure

Recognition Status: On April 26, 2011, Gov. Dalrymple signed into law SB 2271, which created the first-ever music therapy license through the new Board of Integrative Health. Applications are now available at:

Active Task Force? Yes

Year Started: 2008

Task Force Status: After exploring best recognition options, registry bill introduced in House (01/11), then changed to a license under new Board of Integrative Health (03/11). Legislation signed into law (04/11). AMTA, CBMT, and state music therapists were involved in two-year process to develop new Board and create regulations.

Task Force Contact Name:

Task Force Contact Email:

Task Force Members: Emily Wangen

Task Force Facebook:

State Association:

State Association Facebook:

Regional Association:

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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