State Recognition for Nebraska

Recognized? No

Recognition Status:

Active Task Force? Yes

Year Started: 2010

Task Force Status: Reviewing state regulations, working to develop a fact sheet, and networking with related organizations to expand advocacy efforts. Submitted Credentialing Review Program Application through the Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Public Health. Music Therapy Technical Review Committee appointed by the state and held first meeting (04/12). Task force responded to multiple requests for information, ultimately deciding to pull the application. Task force is currently building connections and support from state legislators to pursue recognition or alternative solutions to increase services for clients, including the return of state supported funding within the schools.

Task Force Contact Name: Tyanne Mishnick

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Task Force Members: Cassidy Besse, Nicole Briggs, Melissa Hyde, Kirsten Meyer, Tyanne Mishnick, Felicia Magana Voorhees, Jamie Young

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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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