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Music Therapy License Created in Illinois

Announcement: Music Therapy License Created in Illinois

The American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) and the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) are excited to announce that on Friday, May 27, 2022 Governor J. B. Pritzker signed into law SB 2243. This bill creates a music therapy license within the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and establishes a Music Therapy Advisory Board to assist the Department in matters concerning the license.

Please help us congratulate the current chair of the Illinois State Task Force, Nancy Swanson, for her leadership in promoting state recognition efforts and advocating for this legislation; task force members Courtney Genard, Bridget Gondek, Allison Gunnink, Melaine Pohlman, and Brooke Rutstein; legislative consultant Andrew Kretschmar for his support and counsel; all the professional and student music therapists in the state who attended Hill Day events, sent letters of support, and participated in advocacy efforts; and all the music therapists whose previous advocacy laid the foundation for this success.