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36-575 - Contracting requirements; art therapy services; definition
36-575. Contracting requirements; art therapy services; definition
A. The division may contract for art therapy services, directly or through a contractor, only with an art therapist who holds an active national board certification in art therapy from the art therapy credentials board or who is a master's level graduate in art therapy under the active supervision of a board-certified art therapist to qualify for national registration or board certification with the art therapy credentials board.
B. Subsection A of this section does not require the division to contract or reimburse for art therapy services.
C. For the purposes of this section, "art therapy" means the interactive use of psychotherapeutic principles and methods from an individual with master's level training in art media, the neurobiological implications of art-making and art-based assessment models to facilitate alternative modes of receptive and expressive communication and to define and implement therapeutic interventions to meet cognitive, developmental, behavioral and emotional needs.