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

Any person may comment on on OTPTAT Board rules at any time by simply sending an email to Rules@otptat.ohio.gov. Please include your name, email, and the rule number on which you are commenting.

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

The Physical Therapy Section seeks your comments and feedback on the following proposed rules which are being submitted for review by the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review. A public hearing will be held on September 1, 2020 at 10:00 AM. You may participate in the meeting by calling 1 614-230-0229; 50192#. Please submit your comments to rules@otptat.ohio.gov. Include contact information with your name, phone number, email address, and license type (if applicable). The Board will accept comments through 10:00 AM on September 1, 2020.

Rule number Title Description of proposed change
4755-23-04 License by endorsement Changes eliminate reference to general practice review tool, which is no longer available for use.

 

The Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers Board seeks your comments and feedback on the following proposed rules which are being submitted for review by the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review. A public hearing will be held on August 19, 2020 at 10:00 AM. You may participate in the meeting by calling 1 614-230-0229; 50192#. Please submit your comments to rules@otptat.ohio.gov. Include contact information with your name, phone number, email address, and license type (if applicable). The Board will accept comments through 10:00 AM on August 19, 2020. 

Under these proposed rule changes, all of Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 4779 is being repealed. The rules are being rewritten and replaced to conform with the processes of the Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers Board. A cross-reference list for which rules replace which can be found here. All definition and practice related rules have retained the same language as in OAC 4779. Rules being rewritten include language changes to enact the fee reduction and regulatory reductions made through Board action in the memo issued after consolidation. In addition, changes have been made to the code of ethics to require a duty to report another license holder who is violating the rules of Chapter 4779, as is standard for the licensing board. Licensees must also report to the Board certain violations, such as a felony charge, within 30 days.

A list of all Board rule updates can be found here: https://otptat.ohio.gov/Rules-Updates

Rule number

Title

OAC 4779

Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics

4755-61-01

Notice of meetings

4755-61-02

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

4755-61-03

Definitions governing access to confidential personal information

4755-61-04

Procedures for accessing confidential personal information

4755-61-05

Valid reasons for accessing confidential personal information

4755-61-06

Confidentiality statutes

4755-61-07

Restricting and logging access to confidential personal information in computerized personal information systems

4755-62-01

Definition of terms

4755-62-02

Device-related and scope of practice definitions

4755-63-01

Applications for initial licensure by examination

4755-63-02

Applications for initial licensure by endorsement

4755-63-03

Educational requirements

4755-63-04

Certificate program requirements

4755-63-05

Examination requirements

4755-63-06

Temporary license

4755-63-07

Certificate of license; display

4755-63-08

Biennial renewal of licensure

4755-63-09

Reinstatement of licensure

4755-63-10

Reinstatement or reconsideration of denied/revoked license

4755-63-11

Verification of licensure

4755-63-12

Criminal records checks

4755-63-14

Foreign education licensure

4755-64-01

Ethical and professional conduct

4755-64-02

Proper use of credentials

4755-64-03

Investigations and inspections

4755-64-04

Disciplinary procedures

4755-64-05

Change of address

4755-65-01

Continuing education

4755-65-02

Waivers for continuing education

4755-66-01

Initial license fee

4755-66-02

Temporary license fee

4755-66-03

Reinstatement fee

4755-66-04

License renewal fee

4755-66-05

Fee to upgrade from temporary to full license

4755-66-06

Fee to consolidate a license

4755-66-07

License verification fee

4755-66-08

Duplicate wall certificate fee

4755-66-09

Fee for mailing list

4755-66-10

Fee for continuing education review

4755-66-11

Waiver of fees

                                                                                                                                       

The Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers Board seeks your comments and feedback on the following proposed rules which implement temporary licensure for member of the military and military spouses per Senate Bill 7 which are being submitted for review by the Common Sense Initiative. Please submit your comments to rules@otptat.ohio.gov  and csipubliccomments@governor.ohio.gov. Include contact information with your name, phone number, email address, and license type (if applicable). The Board will accept comments through June 19, 2020. 

Rule number

Title

Summary of changes

Business Impact Analysis

4755-3-15

Military licensure provisions - Occupational Therapist/Occupational Therapy Assistants

Enacts provisions for a six year temporary licensure for members of the military and their spouses if they have a license in good standing in another state and undergo the required background check.

BIA

4755-43-12

Military licensure provisions - Athletic Trainers

4755-63-13

Military licensure provisions - Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics

4755-23-17

Military licensure provisions - Physical Therapist/Physical Therapist Assistants

Enacts provisions for a two year temporary licensure, renewable up to six years, for members of the military and their spouses if they have a license in good standing in another state and undergo the required background check. Applicants must also take the Jurisprudence Assessment Module.

BIA

4755-3-11

Temporary license for military spouse - Occupational Therapist/Occupational Therapy Assistants

These rules are being rescinded and consolidated into the rules listed above so all provisions related to the military are in one single rule per profession. 

BIA

4755-23-16

Temporary license for military spouse - Physical Therapist/Physical Therapist Assistants

4755-43-05

Temporary license for military spouse - Athletic Trainers


 

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