(20 ILCS 5070/15)
(a) The Board shall develop a report with its recommendations regarding the certification process for music therapists. The report shall be completed no later than 12 months after the first meeting of the Board. The report shall be submitted to all members of the Board, the Secretary, the Governor, the President of the Senate, the Minority Leader of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives. The Department shall publish the report on its Internet website.
(b) The report shall at a minimum include the following:
(1) a summary of research regarding the best
practices, curriculum, and training programs for designing a certification program in this State for music therapists, including a consideration of a multi-tiered education or training system, statewide certification, non-certification degree-based levels of certification, support from the American Music Therapy Association and Certification Board for Music Therapists, and the requirements for experience-based certification;
(2) recommendations regarding certification and
renewal process for music therapists and a system of approval and accreditation for curriculum and training;
(3) recommendations for a proposed curriculum for
music therapists that ensures the content, methodology, development, and delivery of any proposed program is appropriately based on cultural, geographic, and other specialty needs and also reflects relevant responsibilities for music therapists; and
(4) recommendations for best practices for
reimbursement options and pathways through which secure funding for music therapists may be obtained.
(c) The Board shall advise the Department, the Governor, and the General Assembly on all matters that impact the effective work of music therapists.
(Source: P.A. 99-397, eff. 1-1-16