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.