Department of Health Professions
Board of Social Work
Regulations Governing the Practice of Music Therapy (under development) [18 VAC 140 ‑ 30]
|Description||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.|
|State Authority||54.1-3709.1 , 54.1-3709.2 , and 54.1-3709.3|
|Federal Authority||None entered|
|Exempt from APA||No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act.|
|Text of Regulation||Link to Virginia Administrative Code|
|Goals of Regulation||
To licensure persons as music therapists who have demonstrated qualification by education, training, and examination.
To establish requirements for continued competency in the practice.
To set standards for the practice of music therapy to protect patients.
|Name / Title:||Jaime Hoyle / Executive Director|
9960 Mayland Drive
Richmond, VA 23233
|Telephone:||(804)367-4406 FAX: (804)527-4435 TDD: ()-|