Music therapy; definition of music therapist, licensure. (HB1562)

Introduced By

Sen. Chris Head (R-Roanoke) with support from co-patron Del. Chris Hurst (D-Blacksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Music therapy; licensure. Requires the Board of Social Work to adopt regulations establishing a regulatory structure to license music therapists in the Commonwealth and establishes an advisory board to assist the Board in this process. Under the bill, no person shall engage in the practice of music therapy or hold himself out or otherwise represent himself as a music therapist unless he is licensed by the Board. This bill is identical to SB 633. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2020Presented and ordered printed 20105438D
01/13/2020Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/21/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/21/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1562)
01/21/2020Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2020Committee substitute printed 20106167D-H1
01/23/2020Read first time
01/24/2020Read second time
01/24/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20106167D-H1
01/24/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1562H1
01/27/2020Read third time and passed House (92-Y 5-N)
01/27/2020VOTE: Passage (92-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1562H1)
01/28/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
01/28/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/13/2020Reported from Education and Health (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2020Read third time
02/17/2020Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1562ER)
02/20/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1562ER)
02/20/2020Signed by Speaker
02/21/2020Signed by President
02/25/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 25, 2020
02/25/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 3, 2020
03/03/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 103 (effective 7/1/20)
03/03/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0103)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB633.