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Art Therapy Licensing Delayed

Friday, March 16, 2018

The 2017 House Bill 2432 created the Art Therapy Program within the Health Licensing Office. It created two new licenses, Art Therapist and Certified Art Therapist. The program and its licenses have been delayed, however, due to statutory language issues that emerged during the rulemaking process. After the statutes are adjusted during the 2019 legislative session, the rule writing process will begin. This will eventually allow the Health Licensing Office to begin to issue licenses to qualified individuals.
For further detail regarding the concerns of the bill, please review the Rules Advisory Committee audio/video recording from the meeting held on July 25, 2017.
If you have questions about the Art Therapy Program and the current status of the bill or rule writing process, please contact Anne Thompson at or call (503) 373-1904.

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