Professional Exercise of Musicotherapy.
Sanctioned: June 10, 2015
Enacted in Fact: July 01, 2015
The Senate and Chamber of Deputies of the Argentine Nation, meeting in Congress, etc.
PROFESSIONAL EXERCISE OF MUSIC THERAPY
The professional practice of musicotherapy is subject to the requirements of this law and to the regulatory provisions which, hereinafter, the competent authorities shall dictate throughout the national territory.
Professional exercise and career performance
For the purposes of this Law, it is considered professional exercise of music therapy, in the light of the titles obtained and the scope of its responsibility, the application, research, evaluation and supervision of techniques and procedures in which experiences with sound and music operate as mediators, facilitators and organizers of healthy processes for people and their community.
The musicotherapist or graduate in music therapy may exercise his professional activity autonomously or by integrating specific, multi or interdisciplinary teams, privately or in public or private institutions that require his services.
ARTICLE 4 °-
The control of the exercise of the profession and the respective registration number shall be exercised by the authority which the effect designates each jurisdiction.
Conditions for the exercise of the profession
The professional exercise of musicotherapy is only authorized to the persons who possess:
(a) Degree of licentiate in music therapy, issued by national, provincial, state or private universities, duly accredited;
b) A degree of musicotherapist, issued by national, provincial, state or private universities, duly accredited. Whose plans or titles are in force at the time of the adoption of this law;
c) A degree of musicotherapist or graduate degree in music therapy awarded by foreign universities in the country. Foreign professionals with a degree in music therapy contracted by public or private institutions for the purpose of research, teaching and counselling shall not be authorised for the exercise of their profession, but must be limited to activity for which they were hired or called.
Scope and responsibility of the profession
Musicotherapists or music therapy graduates are enabled for the following activities:
a) To act in the promotion, prevention, care, recovery and rehabilitation of the health of the people and of the community based on the experiences with sound and music;
(b) to issue reports that from the point of view of their profession contribute to the development of multi or interdisciplinary diagnoses;
(c) Implement or supervise treatment of music therapy;
(d) carrying out studies and research within the scope of its competence;
e) To direct, plan, organize and monitor teaching, degree and post-graduate programs in music therapy;
(f) Conduct outreach, promotion and teaching activities and impart knowledge on music therapy at the individual, group and community level;
(g) Interconsultation with other health professionals;
(h) to carry out and receive referrals from and to other health professionals, when the nature of the problem so requires;
(i) to exercise management and other duties and duties in the music therapy services of health institutions and in public and private treatment units;
j) Integrate courts that understand in competitions and internal selections for the coverage of music therapists ' charges;
k) Participate in the definition of policies in their area and in the formulation, organization, execution, supervision and evaluation of health plans and programs within the scope of their competence.
Inability, incompatibilities and illegal exercise
Musicotherapists or licensed musicotherapy who are excluded or suspended in the professional exercise because of a disciplinary sanction cannot exercise the profession for the duration of the profession.
The incompatibilities for the exercise of the profession of music therapist or licensed in music therapy can only be established by law.
Persons who do not have the title to enable them to exercise the profession of music therapist or licensed music therapy under the terms of this law shall be criminally liable in the terms of Articles 208 and 247 of the Code. Criminal law, without prejudice to other responsibilities which may fall under any other rules dictated by local jurisdictions.
Musicotherapists are prohibited:
(a) to make indications or actions beyond their jurisdiction;
(b) to carry out, encourage, induce or collaborate in practices that mean a violation of human dignity;
(c) to delegate to staff not empowered powers, functions or privileges of their profession or activity;
d) Announce or advertise their professional activity by posting false therapeutic successes, false statistics, inaccurate data, promising results in healing or any other misleading claims;
(e) to pursue the profession when it is disabled for this purpose.
ARTICLE 11- Registration.
For the purposes of professional practice, musicotherapists or musicotherapy graduates must first register the university degree awarded, revalidated or enabled in accordance with Article 5 of this Law, by the competent authorities recognized and in the relevant courts.
ARTICLE 12.- Re-registration.
Within ninety (90) days of the date of the regulation, the courts must proceed to the reestablishment of the musicotherapists or musicotherapy graduates, who are already registered before the sanction of the to the national authority.
ARTICLE 13.- Enforcement in jurisdictions.
The application of this law in the provinces and the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires will be subject to the accession or the adequacy of its regulations, as established in each jurisdiction.
ARTICLE 14.- Regulation.
This law will be regulated by the Executive Branch in the term of ninety (90) days since its publication.
Contact the national executive branch.
GIVEN IN THE SESSION HALL OF THE ARGENTINE CONGRESS, IN BUENOS AIRES, AT THE TEN DAYS OF THE MONTH OF JUNE OF THE YEAR TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN.
-REGISTERED UNDER NO 27153-
BELOVED BOUDOU. -JULIAN A. DOMINGUEZ. -Juan H. Estrada. -Lucas Chedrese.