State Recognition for Tennessee

Recognized? No

Recognition Status:

Active Task Force? Yes

Year Started: 2012

Task Force Status: Task force was assembled in 2012 and worked on reviewing state regulations, creating a state-specific fact sheet, and providing background and education through the state’s active music communities. Group is networking with legislators and disability advocacy groups and is exploring state recognition options. An advocacy CMTE was conducted in August 2014. Recently re-organized TF is working on reviewing state regulations, updating a state-specific fact sheet, and providing education about music therapy to the state’s active music communities.

Task Force Contact Name: Carrie Friddell and Chrissy Watson

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Task Force Members: Katie Elverd, Carrie Friddell, Yvonne Glass, Noelle Goodin, Melissa House Humphries, Allison Kerr, Allyson Rogers, Adam Summers, Chrissy Watson

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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.