April 8, 2021

We are thrilled to announce that the Tennessee House of Representatives passed the art therapy licensure bill (HB 183) on April 5, 2021, by a 81 to 7 vote! The bill, having passed the Senate in March, was delivered to Governor Bill Lee on April 7th. According to Tennessee procedures, the Governor has 10 days (excluding Sundays) to sign or veto legislation, or it becomes law without a signature. We expect action by April 19, 2021.

Congrats to the Tennessee Art Therapy Association (TATA) and Tennessee’s art therapists! We are looking forward to sharing more updates soon.

Representative Bob Ramsey, HB 183 sponsor and art therapy champion, poses with TATA Government Affairs Committee Co-Chairs Paige Scheinberg, ATR-BC and Catherine Harris, ATR-BC at the State Capitol on April 5th.