Rules Updates

OTPTAT Board Administrative Rules

Ohio law, also known as the Ohio Revised Code, is amplified by administrative rules created by state agencies. The rules for the Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers Board may be found here:

OTPTAT Guide to Rulemaking

OTPTAT rules

OPP rules

Register of Ohio

The Register of Ohio is the official repository of rules filed with JCARR. This website contains the official text of the proposed changes, as well as the "Rule Summary and Fiscal Analysis" for each rule filed by the Board.

Business Impact Analysis - Common Sense Initiative 

A state rule-making agency may propose to adopt a new rule, amend, or rescind an existing rule, or propose to continue a rule without any changes. Executive Order 2011-01K and sections 107.62 and 121.82 of the Ohio Revised Code require state agencies to draft rules in collaboration with stakeholders, assess and justify any adverse impact on the  business community, and provide an opportunity for the affected public to provide input on the proposed rules. The Business Impact Analysis for proposed rules discusses the purpose of the rule and identifies the nature of the adverse impact on licensees. The Common Sense Initiative review must be complete before the rules can begin the formal rule-making process through the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR).

Rules Under Review

Subsequent to stakeholder comment and review by the Common Sense Initiative, the following rules have been submitted to the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review and will be the subject of a public hearing on June 5, 2018 at 2:00 PM at 77 South High Street, 16th Floor (OTPTAT offices), Columbus, Ohio 43215. You may view the public notice and rule filings on the Register of Ohio.

Rule Number

Type

Title

4755-1-01

Amended

Notice of meetings

4755-1-02

Amended

Method of public notice in adopting, amending, or rescinding rules

4755-24-05

Amended

License re-issuance fee

4755-48-02

Amended

Disciplinary procedures

 

The Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers Board has filed the following rules with the Common Sense Initiative. The comment period closed May 11, 2018. 

Common Sense Initiative Business Impact Analysis - April 2018 Five-Year Rule Review for OT Section
4755-3-01                                                This rule describes the process of obtaining an initial license. Changes were made to account for the online-based eLicense system.
4755-3-02 This rule describes requirements for license certificates. The rule has been edited to account for the online-based eLicense system and for clarity.
4755-3-03 This rule describes the board-approved educational requirements for licensure by Ohio for occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistants. No change.
4755-3-04 This rule describes the board-approved examination requirements for licensure by Ohio for occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistants. No change.
4755-3-05 This rule describes the process for putting a license in escrow and restoring it upon resuming active practice. Changes were made to account for the online-based eLicense system.
4755-3-06 This rule details the discipline process and the results of discipline. Changes align this rule with that of the physical therapy and athletic trainers sections.
4755-3-07 This rule describes how a license may be reconsidered after being revoked or denied. No change.
4755-3-08 This rule describes how the board can be notified of a change in contact information. Changes were made to account for the online-based eLicense system.
4755-3-09 This rule defines active practice for the purpose of needing licensure. This rule has been streamlined to simply refer to the Ohio Revised Code definitionally. No changes were made to the practice act.
4755-3-10 This rule describes the license renewal process. Changes were made to account for the online-based eLicense system. Changes were also made to delete reference to an obsolete fee.
4755-3-12 This rule describes the process for reinstating one’s license. Changes were made to account for the online-based eLicense system.
4755-3-13 This rule outlines the process of issuing verification of Ohio licensure to another state. Updated to reflect e-License.
4755-3-14 This rule delineates the procedures for obtaining a background check for licensure by the board. No change.
4755-3-15 This rule describes the process for licensure for military members and spouses. No change
Common Sense Initiative Business Impact Analysis - April 2018 Five-Year Rule Review for PT Section
4755-21-01 This rule describes the notice that the board is required to give when holding a public meeting. This rule has been amended to reference Ohio Revised Code and has been updated to accommodate electronic communication.
4755-21-02 This rule governs rule-making processes for the physical therapy section. Rule amendments are proposed to simplify the language, streamline internal business practices, and refer to applicable Ohio Revised Code section instead of repeating language located elsewhere.
4755-21-03 This rule addresses conditions for denial and disciplinary action against a PT or PTA license. Language from rule 4755-28-01 was added because it is topically the same as this rule and doing so will line this rule up with those from the athletic trainers and occupational therapy sections. 4755-28-01 will be rescinded.
4755-28-01 See above. Rescission.
Common Sense Initiative Business Impact Analysis - April 2018 Five-Year Rule Review for AT Section
4755-40-01 This rule describes the notice that the board is required to give when holding a public meeting. This rule has been amended to reference Ohio Revised Code and has been updated to accommodate electronic communication.
4755-40-02 This rule describes the process of making rules. It has been streamlined to reference Ohio Revised Code rather than simply repeat it.
4755-40-03 This rule gives definitions of other terms contained in rule. No change.
4755-40-04 This rule outlines procedures for accessing confidential personal information. No change.
4755-40-05 This rule gives the reasons for which confidential personal information may be accessed. No change.
4755-40-06 This rule cites statutes that govern confidentiality. No change.
4755-40-07 This rule details restricting and logging access to confidential personal information systems. No change.
4755-41-01 This rule lays out the code of ethics for the profession, providing detail about the expectation for the profession and the issues for which the board could choose to impose discipline. Edits were made to ensure consistency in word use throughout the rule, update components to align them more closely with the Board of Certification (athletic training’s accrediting body), and to provide additional detail and clarity.
4755-41-02 The rule governs the use of confidential information by athletic trainers. No change.
4755-41-03 This rule details the information which must be reported to the board by a licensee that, if not reported, could be grounds for discipline. Adds a finding of malpractice to the list, which aligns this rule with a similar rule for reporting by occupational therapists and occupational therapist assistants.
4755-42-01 This rule governs the use of titles with regard to the practice of athletic training to ensure that only someone with the proper education and requirements can hold themselves out as an athletic trainer. No change.
4755-42-02 This rule repeats the list of practitioners who may refer to athletic trainers per the Revised Code. No change.
4755-42-03 This rule indicates the title that should be used by licensed athletic trainers. No change.

 

The Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers Board has filed the following rules with the Common Sense Initiative. The comment period closed May 4, 2018. 

Common Sense Initiative Business Impact Analysis - Volunteer Continuing Education
4755-9-01 - Occupational Therapy Section - Continuing Education This rule implements House Bill 290 from the 131st General Assembly, which permits licensees to provide volunteer services to an indigent and uninsured person in certain settings in order to fulfill a portion of their continuing education requirement. The rule changes also reflect the OT Section's decision to accept courses offered through the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy's Navigator tool as distance learning continuing education.
4755-23-08 - Physical Therapy Section - Continuing Education This rule implements House Bill 290 from the 131st General Assembly, which permits licensees to provide volunteer services to an indigent and uninsured person in certain settings in order to fulfill a portion of their continuing education requirement. The rule change also deletes references to the practice review tool from the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy. The practice review tool no longer exists.
4755-45-01 - Athletic Trainers Section - Continuing Education This rule implements House Bill 290 from the 131st General Assembly, which permits licensees to provide volunteer services to an indigent and uninsured person in certain settings in order to fulfill a portion of their continuing education requirement. The rule change also clarifies that any presentation by an AT Section member must address professional ethics in order to count toward the CE ethics requirement.
Common Sense Initiative Business Impact Analysis - PT License by Examination
4755-23-03 - Physical Therapy Section - License by Examination The changes in this rule will line up the Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers Board's policy with regard to taking the National Physical Therapy Exam with the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy's maximum limit on the number of attempts permitted for the exam. The current limit is six attempts. In doing so, the board will be able to take advantage of the Alternate Approval Process and will no longer manually approve candidates to sit for the exam. This process will save time and effort for individuals applying for initial licensure and for the board staff. This rule also makes a minor change that clarifies that license applicants must satisfy all requirements of the Ohio rules and laws in order to obtain a license.

 

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