Bill introduced to broaden access to music therapy in Washington

Music therapy is a quickly-growing form of healthcare in Washington, and now, proponents of a new bill are hoping it reaches a strong crescendo statewide.

SEATTLE — A dim prognosis, a motor skills disorder, grief or just stress and anxiety: no matter what the case may be, a quickly growing form of therapy could have you singing a new tune.

Currently in Washington, music therapists are eligible for state licensure. But on Thursday, Senate Bill 5214 was introduced and there is a new push in the legislature to change that.

Music therapy is defined by using music to address the physical, emotional, cognitive, and

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