Fall 2016 Government Relations Report

PDF Fall 2016 Government Relations Update Government Relations/MN State Recognition Task Force The Government Relations/MN State Recognition Task Force is already in preparations for the 2017 legislative session. We have several goals and needs from you for the coming session: -Collect video examples of music therapy in different clinical settings and with various clinical populations These...

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Government Relations Report February 2016

Subcommittee on Licensing Hearing 2/8/16 • We feel that the hearing went well, even though there was opposition by Lee McGrath of the Institute for Justice (he testified against and opposed all proposed licenses heard). • The subcommittee will make their recommendation to the Health and Human Service Reform Committee soon Requests were sent out to the MT community to: • Write and gather...

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New Action Opportunities and Update on Music Therapy Licensure

An update from Melissa Hirokawa, M.M., MT-BC: A sincere THANK YOU to those of you who have responded to our calls to action about music therapy licensure so far this year! The active involvement of the music therapy community will significantly help our cause! We feel that the Subcommittee on Licensing Hearing went well, even though there was opposition by Lee McGrath of the Institute for...

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State Licensure Opportunities

This year a “Subcommittee on Licensing”, chaired by Rep. Nick Zerwas was created. The first 2016 hearing scheduled with this subcommittee will be at the capital this Monday, February the 8th at 10 am! There are several ways that you can help. If you are limited on time, please skip down to action opportunity 2. Action Opportunity 1: In preparation for this we are in need of letters...

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2015 Government Relations Summary

2015 Legislative Session Summary

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2013-2014 Legislative Summary

2013-2014 Legislative Summary These past two legislative sessions have been eventful for the MN music therapy community. Below is a timeline of events from the 2013 and 2014 biennium. Music Therapists Now Included in the Teacher’s Union -In the 2014 legislative session, action was taken to add music therapists to the definition of “teachers.” This bill will allow music...

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