Hearing, Speech, Music Therapy and Art Therapy Professionals

ORS 681.720
Unauthorized practice of music therapy, use of title “music therapist”

  • exemptions


A person may not practice music therapy or assume or use any title, words or abbreviations, including the title or designation “music therapist,” that indicate that the person is authorized to practice music therapy unless the person is licensed under ORS 681.710 (License to practice music therapy).


Subsection (1) of this section does not prohibit:


A person licensed under the laws of this state in a profession or occupation other than music therapy from using music in a manner incidental to the person’s practice;


The use of music therapy as an integral part of a music therapy education program; or


A person whose training and national certification attest to the person’s preparation and ability to practice the profession or occupation in which the person is certified, if the person does not represent that the person is a music therapist. [2015 c.632 §3]
Note: See note under 681.700 (Definitions for ORS 681.700 to 681.730).


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Jun. 26, 2021