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H.B. 277

This document includes House Committee Amendments incorporated into the bill on Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 11:46 AM by jeyring. -->              1     

MUSIC THERAPIST LICENSURE AMENDMENTS

             2     
2014 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Chief Sponsor: Rebecca P. Edwards

             5     
Senate Sponsor: John L. Valentine

             6     
             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies Title 58, Occupations and Professions, by creating a state
             10      certification designation for music therapists.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    defines terms, including "state certification," which means a designation granted by
             14      the division on behalf of the state to an individual who has met the requirements for
             15      state certification related to an occupation or profession;
             16          .    requires the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing to grant state
             17      certification to a person who qualifies under this chapter to engage in the practice of
             18      music therapy as a state certified music therapist;
             19          .    provides the qualifications and renewal requirements for being a state certified
             20      music therapist, which include the applicant providing satisfactory documentation
             21      of being board certified in good standing with the Certification Board for Music
             22      Therapists or an equivalent board as determined by division rule;
             23          .    provides that this act may not be construed to prevent a person from lawfully
             24      engaging in the practice of music therapy without state certification; and
             25          .    provides what constitutes unlawful conduct related to the state certification of music
             26      therapy, including that it is unlawful for a person who is not a state certified music
             27      therapist to use the title state certified music therapist, or represent that the person is


             28      a state certified music therapist, in connection with the person's name or business.
             29      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             30          None
             31      Other Special Clauses:
             32          None
             33      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             34      ENACTS:
             35           58-84-101 , Utah Code Annotated 1953
             36           58-84-102 , Utah Code Annotated 1953
             37           58-84-103 , Utah Code Annotated 1953
             38           58-84-201 , Utah Code Annotated 1953
             39           58-84-202 , Utah Code Annotated 1953
             40           58-84-203 , Utah Code Annotated 1953
             41           58-84-301 , Utah Code Annotated 1953
             42      H. [      58-84-302 , Utah Code Annotated 1953 ] .H
             43     
             44      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             45          Section 1. Section 58-84-101 is enacted to read:
             46     
CHAPTER 84. STATE CERTIFICATION OF MUSIC THERAPISTS ACT

             47     
Part 1. General Provisions

             48          58-84-101. Title.
             49          This chapter is known as the "State Certification of Music Therapists Act."
             50          Section 2. Section 58-84-102 is enacted to read:
             51          58-84-102. Definitions.
             52          In addition to the definitions in Section 58-1-102 , as used in this chapter:
             53          (1) "Practice of music therapy" means the clinical and evidence-based use of music
             54      interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship.
             55          (2) "State certification" means a designation granted by the division on behalf of the
             56      state to an individual who has met the requirements for state certification related to an
             57      occupation or profession described in this chapter.
             58          (3) "State certified" means, when used in conjunction with an occupation or profession


             59      described in this chapter, a title that:
             60          (a) may be used by a person who has met the state certification requirements related to
             61      that occupation or profession described in this chapter; and
             62          (b) may not be used by a person who has not met the state certification requirements
             63      related to that occupation or profession described in this chapter.
             64          Section 3. Section 58-84-103 is enacted to read:
             65          58-84-103. Rulemaking.
             66          When exercising rulemaking authority under this chapter, the division shall comply
             67      with the requirements of Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act.
             68          Section 4. Section 58-84-201 is enacted to read:
             69     
Part 2. State Certification

             70          58-84-201. Qualifications for state certification.
             71          (1) The division shall grant state certification to a person who qualifies under this
             72      chapter to engage in the practice of music therapy as a state certified music therapist.
             73          (2) Each applicant for state certification as a state certified music therapist shall:
             74          (a) submit an application in a form prescribed by the division;
             75          (b) pay a fee determined by the department under Section 63J-1-504 ;
             76          (c) be of good moral character; and
             77          (d) provide satisfactory documentation that the applicant is board certified by, and in
             78      good standing with, the Certification Board for Music Therapists, or an equivalent board as
             79      determined by division rule.
             80          Section 5. Section 58-84-202 is enacted to read:
             81          58-84-202. Term of state certification.
             82          (1) The division shall grant state certification under this chapter in accordance with a
             83      two-year renewal cycle established by division rule.
             84          (2) At the time of renewal, an applicant for renewal shall provide satisfactory
             85      documentation that the applicant is board certified by, and in good standing with, the
             86      Certification Board for Music Therapists, or an equivalent board as determined by division
             87      rule.
             88          (3) If the board certification of a state certified music therapist required for obtaining or
             89      renewing state certification under this chapter is suspended, placed on probation, revoked, or


             90      has expired for any reason, the person:
             91          (a) shall suspend using the title state certified music therapist in connection with the
             92      person's name or business;
             93          (b) shall suspend representing to others that the person is a state certified music
             94      therapist; and
             95          (c) shall inform the division within two weeks of the suspension, probation, revocation,
             96      or expiration of the board certification.
             97          (4) When the division learns that the board certification of a state certified music
             98      therapist required for obtaining or renewing state certification under this chapter is suspended,
             99      placed on probation, revoked, or has expired for any reason, that person's state certification
             100      shall be revoked and may not be reinstated unless the person meets the requirements and again
             101      applies for state certification as described in Section 58-84-201 .
             102          Section 6. Section 58-84-203 is enacted to read:
             103          58-84-203. Limitation of state certification.
             104          Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to prevent a person from lawfully engaging in
             105      the practice of music therapy without state certification.
             106          Section 7. Section 58-84-301 is enacted to read:
             107     
Part 3. Unlawful Conduct - Penalties

             108          58-84-301. Unlawful conduct.
             109          (1) It is unlawful for a person who is not a state certified music therapist to use the title
             110      state certified music therapist, or represent that the person is a state certified music therapist, in
             111      connection with the person's name or business.
             112          (2) It is unlawful for a state certified person whose board certification is suspended,
             113      placed on probation, revoked, or has expired for any reason to use the title state certified music
             114      therapist, or represent that the person is a state certified music therapist, in connection with the
             115      person's name or business.
             116           H. [ Section 8. Section 58-84-302 is enacted to read:
             117          58-84-302. Penalty for unlawful conduct.
             118          A person who violates an unlawful conduct provision described in this chapter is guilty
             119      of a class B misdemeanor.
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