Rhode Island’s HB 7131/SB 2357 proposes to register music therapists. Music therapists are certified through the Certification Board for Music Therapy (CBMT), which broadly defines music therapy and states that MTs can assess sensory, physical, cognitive, and communication abilities. Although the Rhode Island bill does not include this scope of practice in their proposal, we fear that MTs will continue to follow their national scope of practice. Registration is the first step toward licensure and acknowledging MTs through registration in essence condones the broad scope of practice that MTs will use to assess and treat individuals with communication disorders. Without changes to the national scope, registration and licensure for that matter will not prevent MTs from infringing on the scope of practice for speech-language pathologists.