State Recognition for Nevada

Recognized? Yes – Licensure

Recognition Status: On June 3, 2011, Governor Sandoval of Nevada signed into law SB 190. This legislation creates a music therapy license through the State Board of Health.

Active Task Force? Yes

Year Started: 2006

Task Force Status: Task Force, AMTA, and CBMT provided significant support to help pass SB 190, mostly responding to opposition from psychologists. AMTA, CBMT, and state music therapists were involved in developing regulations. Find license information at:

Task Force Contact Name: Judith Pinkerton

Task Force Contact Email:

Task Force Members: Diane Bell, Judith Pinkerton, Shae Keeley, Manal Topozzada

Task Force Facebook:

State Association:

State Association Facebook: Association of Nevada Music Therapists

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.