Senate File 9 - Introduced SENATE FILE 9 BY ROZENBOOM 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 1087XS (2) 89 ss/rn
S.F. 9 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 one of the 4 following: 5 a. An active music therapist board-certified credential 6 granted by the certification board for music therapists. 7 b. A professional designation in good standing on the 8 national music therapy registry. 9 2. “Music therapy” means the clinical and evidence-based 10 use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals 11 for people of all ages and ability levels within a therapeutic 12 relationship by a music therapist. 13 Sec. 2. NEW SECTION . 154G.2 Practice or use of title. 14 1. A person shall not profess to be a music therapist or 15 board-certified music therapist or use the initials “MT-BC” 16 or any other words, letters, abbreviations, or insignia 17 indicating or implying that the person is a music therapist 18 unless the person holds and maintains the music therapist 19 board-certified credential granted by the certification board 20 for music therapists or is designated as a registered music 21 therapist, certified music therapist, or advanced certified 22 music therapist and is in good standing on the national music 23 therapy registry. 24 2. This chapter does not prohibit a person from using music 25 in the performance of the person’s profession or occupation 26 if the person does not represent that the person is a music 27 therapist. 28 3. A person who recklessly, knowingly, or intentionally 29 violates this section is guilty of a simple misdemeanor. 30 EXPLANATION 31 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 32 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 33 This bill requires any person claiming to be a music 34 therapist to hold a music therapist board-certified credential 35 -1- LSB 1087XS (2) 89 ss/rn 1/ 2
S.F. 9 granted by the certification board for music therapists or 1 a professional designation in good standing listed on the 2 national music therapy registry. A person who recklessly, 3 knowingly, or intentionally violates the bill is guilty of a 4 simple misdemeanor. A simple misdemeanor is punishable by 5 confinement for no more than 30 days or a fine of at least $105 6 but not more than $855 or by both. 7 -2- LSB 1087XS (2) 89 ss/rn 2/ 2