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PHOENIX -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill that would have created a new state certification for music therapists.

The letter accompanying Brewer's Tuesday night veto says the legislation is ambiguous and fails to create ``basic oversight authority.''

Brewer says Senate Bill 1437 would have required the Department of Health Services to issue state certification to music therapists without providing a way to revoke the certification or impose any other penalties.

Brewer says the bill should have included a background check requirement because music therapists often work with vulnerable children and adults.

The measure passed the Republican-controlled Senate and House with bipartisan support.

The Arizona Music Therapy Association backed the measure. The association hoped the measure would signal to the public that music therapy is a legitimate profession and service.

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