Government Relations

Maria Hricko Fay

Government Relations Chair
Maria Hricko Fay, LSW, LCAT, MT-BC
Fellow of the Association of Music and Imagery


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Government Relations Elect
Amy Rodgers Smith, MMT, MT-BC




Student Government Relations Representative
Jacob Mauersberg

News from Government Relations

  • Harrisburg Draft Meeting Minutes

    (3/16/2017) - Click the link below to view to meeting minutes for the upcoming Business Meeting.   2016MARMembershipMeetingAgendaHarrisburg03.16
  • Maryland Bill Hearing!

    (3/1/2017) - Bill Hearing! ANYONE AND EVERYONE IS INVITED TO ATTEND THIS HEARING! Support HB1458 – March 8, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. “HB 1458” will be heard in the Health and Government Operations Committee. Please come and support music therapy advocacy in Maryland. Look forward to seeing you there! Address: House Office Building: Room 241 6 Bladen […]
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    Maryland Hill Day!

    (2/25/2017) - Hill Day in Maryland! 6 CMTEs, 0 CPEs for LCATs This FREE, 6 CMTE presentation hosted by Maryland Music Therapy State Task Force will discuss the advocacy work which has led to the bill HB1458- THE BOARD OF PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS AND THERAPISTS- MARYLAND MUSIC THERAPISTS ACT. Participants will learn the necessary skills to communicate effectively […]
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    Government Relations Report!

    (2/11/2017) - GOVERNMENT RELATIONS (Current as of February 5, 2107) Respectfully Submitted: Maria Hricko Fay, LSW, LCAT, MT-BC Fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery “We Were Made For These Times” I am writing this article just hours after our 45th president was sworn into office. The divisiveness surrounding this event and those leading up […]
  • Call to Action!

    (1/13/2017) - Call to Action Open Comment Period–MT Waiver   The PA State Task Force is happy to report that music therapy, art therapy and Equine Therapy are all included in the Consolidated, P/FDS waivers that are being renewed. The public comment period is NOW and ends on JANUARY 17TH. The Department of Human Services has 3 […]
  • New Jersey Bill Passed in Assembly!

    (12/23/2016) - NJ BILL PASSED IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY!! ONE DOWN In the continuing process to get a New Jersey state license for music therapists, The Music Therapist Licensing Act, A783 was voted on and passed in the New Jersey General Assembly on November 21, 2016 by a vote of 59 to 13. We also had two additional […]
  • The MAR Assembly delegation seeks your questions, comments, and concerns!

    (11/4/2016) - Dear MAR Members, In preparation for the Assembly meetings in Sandusky, OH, and in consultation with President Ritter, please take time to review the following items included here that will come before the Assembly of Delegates. There are four items: a revised policy for candidates for national office; recommendations for possible changes in the AMTA Bylaws […]
  • Update from the Maryland State Task!

    (11/1/2016) - Maryland State Task Force Update The Maryland Task force conducted a survey reaching out to the Maryland music therapists due to the overwhelming response from the legislators to submit a bill for licensure. We received a tremendous response and support from the music therapists and are pursuing licensure, which the bill is currently being drafted. […]
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    Fall Government Relations Report!

    (11/1/2016) - GOVERNMENT RELATIONS Respectfully Submitted: Maria Hricko Fay, LSW, LCAT, MT-BC Fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery Fall Salutations! As I am writing this newsletter, it is exactly one month to Election Day. On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 you are strongly encouraged to vote. Voting is one of the most important advocacy tasks […]
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    NJSTF Hearing and News!

    (10/12/2016) - SAME SONG OF SUCCESS! For those of you who are familiar with the 1942 Jule Styne/Sammy Cahn song I’ve Heard This Song Before, let’s sing together. “It seems to me I’ve heard this song before, It’s from an old familiar score.” What a sweet sound was the vote at the Senate Commerce Committee Hearing 5 […]


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