Music Therapy Advisory Committee

Advisory committees differ from the governing boards and commissions by the authority granted by the legislature and not by the importance of their duties. The secretary of the Department of Health relies heavily on the professional and technical expertise of advisory committee members. Their advice is always a major factor in the decision-making process. 

The secretary is committed to the pursuit of the health, safety, and welfare of the public and directs advisory committee members to be ever mindful of that commitment when making recommendations that impact the public. 

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Committee Information

Description 

Advisory committees differ from the governing boards and commissions by the authority granted by the legislature and not by the importance of their duties. The secretary of the Department of Health relies heavily on the professional and technical expertise of advisory committee members. Their advice is always a major factor in the decision-making process. 

The secretary is committed to the pursuit of the health, safety and welfare of the public and directs advisory committee members to be ever mindful of that commitment when making recommendations that impact the public. 

Advisory Committee Guidelines 

The secretary with the advice of advisory committees operates under legislative mandate to protect the health and safety of the public and to promote the welfare of the state by regulating the competency and quality of professional healthcare providers under its jurisdiction by: 

  • establishing, monitoring and enforcing qualifications for licensure, certification, or registration 
  • insuring consistent standards of practice 
  • developing continuing competency mechanisms 
  • applying consistent application of disciplinary sanctions for all health professions 
  • developing rules, policies and procedures to promote the delivery of quality health care to state residents. 

Eligibility Requirements

The Music Therapy Advisory Committee consists of five members appointed by the secretary of health. Each member of the committee must be a Washington state resident. 

The members include: 

  • three who practice as music therapists in Washington 
  • one who is licensed to practice a health profession other than music therapy 
  • one member who is a consumer. 

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Committee Members

Name and term expiration date of members

Members Term Expires
Betsy Hartman, MT-BC, MNT-Fellow September 24, 2027
David Knott, MM, MT-BC September 24, 2025
Maria Meeds, MT-BC, NICU MT September 24, 2024
Nancy Herber, OTR/L September 24, 2026
Remeca Norwood, public member September 24, 2027
Committee Meetings

Meeting information

Meeting will begin at time noted.

Date and Location Activity Documents
February 13, 2024 at 2 p.m. – Via Teams or in person:

Location in Tumwater TBD
Business meeting and workshop Agenda (PDF)
February 27, 2024 at 2 p.m. – Via Teams or in person:

Location in Tumwater TBD
Business meeting and workshop  
March 22, 2024 – Via Teams or in person:

Committee members will meet in person
Location in Tumwater TBD
Business meeting and workshop  
Meeting Minutes