Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Social Work
Regulations Governing the Practice of Music Therapy [18 VAC 140 ‑ 30]    (Under Development)
Initial regulations for licensure of music therapists
Action 5704
General Information
Action Summary SB633 and HB1562 of the 2020 General Assembly required the Board of Social Work to promulgate regulations governing the practice of music therapy. The Code specifies the requirements for board certification offered by the Certification Board for Music Therapists or any successor organization will be considered as qualification for licensure as a licensed music therapist. The Board will adopt additional requirements similar to other licensed professions for a fee structure, renewal or reinstatement, continuing competency, supervision of persons in training, and standards of practice.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [6888]
Associated Mandates Licensure of music therapists
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
9232 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 09/15/2021.
9537 Proposed Secretary of Health and Human Resources review in progress.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jaime Hoyle  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4441    FAX: (804)977-9915    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.