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Music Therapist Title Protection

Concerning consumer protection relating to music therapy services.
2022 Regular Session
Professions & Occupations
State Government
Bill Summary

The act makes it a deceptive trade practice under the "Colorado Consumer Protection Act" if a person claims to be a "board-certified music therapist" or "music therapist", uses the title "music therapist", uses the abbreviation "MT-BC", or in any other way indicates or implies that the person is a music therapist unless the person holds an active music therapist board-certified credential administered by the Certification Board for Music Therapists.

The act does not prohibit a person from performing work, including the use of music, incidental to the person's profession or occupation, if that person does not represent that the person is a music therapist.

Any person who unlawfully claims to be a music therapist commits a class 2 misdemeanor. The act clarifies that the attorney general or district attorney may seek assurance of discontinuance of the deceptive trade practice or other remedies or penalties prior to charging a person with a misdemeanor.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


Did Not Become Law


Bill Text

  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    05/27/2022 Signed Act PDF
    05/27/2022 Final Act PDF
    05/05/2022 Rerevised PDF
    05/04/2022 Revised PDF
    04/29/2022 Reengrossed PDF
    04/28/2022 Engrossed PDF
    04/25/2022 Introduced PDF

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details