State Recognition for Rhode Island
Recognized? Yes – Licensure
Recognition Status: On June 30, 2014, Gov. Chafee signed into law HB 7131, legislation that created a music therapy registry administered by the Rhode Island Department of Health. Applications available at: http://health.ri.gov/licenses/detail.php?id=287
Active Task Force? Yes
Year Started: 2010
Task Force Status: Task force remains active to increase awareness and recognition of the music therapy license and to advocate for the maintenance of the license amidst deregulation of professions.
Task Force Contact Name: Nicole O’Malley
Task Force Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Task Force Members: Nicole O’Malley, Teri Pimley, Kristi Rood
Task Force Facebook:
State Association Facebook:
Regional Association: www.musictherapynewengland.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.