House File 285 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 285 BY COMMITTEE ON STATE GOVERNMENT (SUCCESSOR TO HSB 61) A BILL FOR An Act relating to professional standards for the certification 1 or designation of music therapists and providing penalties. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 1218HV (1) 89 ss/rh
H.F. 285 Section 1. NEW SECTION . 154G.1 Definitions. 1 As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise 2 requires: 3 1. “Music therapist” means a person who holds an active 4 music therapist board-certified credential granted by the 5 certification board for music therapists. 6 2. “Music therapy” means the clinical and evidence-based 7 use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals 8 for people of all ages and ability levels within a therapeutic 9 relationship by a music therapist. 10 Sec. 2. NEW SECTION . 154G.2 Practice or use of title. 11 1. A person shall not profess to be a music therapist or 12 board-certified music therapist or use the initials “MT-BC” or 13 any other words, letters, abbreviations, or insignia indicating 14 or implying that the person is a music therapist unless the 15 person holds and maintains the music therapist board-certified 16 credential granted by the certification board for music 17 therapists. 18 2. This chapter does not prohibit a person from using music 19 in the performance of the person’s profession or occupation 20 if the person does not represent that the person is a music 21 therapist. 22 3. A person who recklessly, knowingly, or intentionally 23 violates this section is guilty of a simple misdemeanor. 24 EXPLANATION 25 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 26 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 27 This bill requires any person claiming to be a music 28 therapist to hold a music therapist board-certified credential 29 granted by the certification board for music therapists. 30 The bill does not prohibit a person from using music in the 31 performance of the person’s profession if the person does not 32 represent that the person is a music therapist. 33 A person who recklessly, knowingly, or intentionally 34 violates the bill is guilty of a simple misdemeanor. A simple 35 -1- LSB 1218HV (1) 89 ss/rh 1/ 2
H.F. 285 misdemeanor is punishable by confinement for no more than 30 1 days or a fine of at least $105 but not more than $855 or by 2 both. 3 -2- LSB 1218HV (1) 89 ss/rh 2/ 2