MA Legislative Update: SD-682

On January 15, 2019, Sen. DiZoglio, a first term Massachusetts Democratic Senator, introduced bill SD-682, providing licensure for professional art therapists, under the Board of Allied Mental Health and Human Services Professions. Christine Ryan, with the support of the AATA and the NEATA Legislative Committee, worked with Sen. DiZoglio to submit a bill that would satisfy the needs of professional art therapists, make art therapy more accessible to Massachusetts residents, and ensure the safety of consumers.

The full text of SD-682 can be viewed here: https://malegislature.gov/Bills/191/SD682.pdf

NEATA will continue to provide updates as the process continues, including links to relevant websites. .

Sarah Davis