(20 ILCS 5070/10)
(a) There is created the Music Therapy Advisory Board within the Department. The Board shall consist of 7 members appointed by the Secretary for a term of 2 years. The Secretary shall make the appointments to the Board within 90 days after the effective date of this Act. The members of the Board shall represent different racial and ethnic backgrounds, reasonably reflect the different geographic areas in Illinois, and have the qualifications as follows:
(1) three members who currently serve as music
(2) one member who represents the Department;
(3) one member who is a licensed psychologist or
professional counselor in Illinois;
(4) one member who is a licensed social worker in
(5) one representative of a community college,
university, or educational institution that provides training to music therapists.
(b) The members of the Board shall select a chairperson from the members of the Board. The Board shall consult with additional experts as needed. Four members constitute a quorum. The Board shall hold its first meeting within 30 days after the appointment of members by the Secretary. Members of the Board shall serve without compensation. The Department shall provide administrative and staff support to the Board. The meetings of the Board are subject to the provisions of the Open Meetings Act.
(c) The Board shall consider the core competencies of a music therapist, including skills and areas of knowledge that are essential to bringing about music therapy services to communities by qualified individuals. As relating to music therapy services, the core competencies for effective music therapists may include, but are not limited to:
(1) materials to educate the public concerning music
(2) the benefits of music therapy;
(3) the utilization of music therapy by individuals
and in facilities or institutional settings;
(4) culturally competent communication and care;
(5) music therapy for behavior change;
(6) support from the American Music Therapy
Association or any successor organization and the Certification Board for Music Therapists;
(7) clinical training; and
(8) education and continuing education requirements.
(Source: P.A. 99-397, eff. 1-1-16