Art therapists and art therapy associates; definitions, licensure. (SB713)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Board of Counseling; licensure of art therapists and art therapist associates. Requires the Board of Counseling to adopt regulations establishing a regulatory structure to license art therapists and art therapist associates, as those terms are defined in the bill, 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 art therapy or hold himself out or otherwise represent himself as an art therapist or art therapist associate unless he is licensed by the Board. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104756D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/20/2020Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
01/21/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB713)
01/30/2020Reported from Education and Health with substitute (14-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/30/2020Committee substitute printed 20106583D-S1
01/31/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB713S1)
01/31/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Read second time
02/03/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/03/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20106583D-S1
02/03/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB713S1
02/04/2020Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2020Assigned HWI sub: Health Professions
02/13/2020Placed on Calendar
02/13/2020Read first time
02/13/2020Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/18/2020Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2020Read second time
02/21/2020Read third time
02/21/2020Passed House (75-Y 22-N)
02/21/2020VOTE: Passage (75-Y 22-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB713ER)
02/26/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB713ER)
02/27/2020Signed by President
02/27/2020Signed by Speaker
03/04/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 6, 2020
03/04/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 4, 2020
03/04/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 11, 2020
03/11/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 301 (effective 7/1/20)
03/11/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0301)