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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

 

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 Occupational Therapy Section seeks your comments and feedback on the following proposed rules which are being submitted for early stakeholder review. Please review the language of the rules below by clicking on the link. 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 January 8, 2023.

Rule Number

Title

Summary of Changes

4755-9-01 Continuing education

Adds a requirement for one hour of continuing education on mental health or substance use education as a part of the biennial renewal. This will count for one of the required 20 hours. Any course offering by the Board's Safe Haven program provider will count. Free course offerings are being planned.

 

The Athletic Trainers Section seeks your comments and feedback on the following proposed rules which are being submitted for early stakeholder review. Please review the language of the rules below by clicking on the link. 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 January 8, 2023.

Rule Number

Title

Summary of Changes

4755-43-01

Applications for initial license

Requires applicants for initial licensure (examination and endorsement) to complete a presentation on the Board's Safe Haven program.

4755-43-06 Reinstatement of licensure Allows continuing education submitted as a part of a reinstatement application submitted on or after November first of the year in which the applicant's license expired to count toward the subsequent renewal's continuing education requirement.
4755-45-01 Continuing education

Changes include:

  • Adds a requirement for one hour of continuing education on mental health or substance use education as a part of the biennial renewal. This will count for one of the required 25 hours. Any course offering by the Board's Safe Haven program provider will count. Free course offerings are being planned.
  • Conforms the terminology for license holders with that of other rules
  • Corrects the new legal new change for BOC to Board of Certification, Inc.

 

The OTPTAT Board seeks your comments and feedback on the following proposed rules which are being submitted to the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review. Please review the language of the rules below by clicking on the link. 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 December 27, 2022.

Rule Number

Title

Summary of Changes

4755-23-12

Requirements for foreign educated applicants

This rule details the requirements to receive initial licensure as a PT or PTA in Ohio if you have been educated internationally. This rule change clarifies two things:

1. The PT Section may accept an evaluation completed for another state if the other state's requirements for licensure were substantially equivalent to Ohio's for the same time period.

2. Allows an option for individuals who are internationally educated to request a waiver of the TOEFL requirements if they are applying for licensure after already being licensed in another state and if they meet minimum practice requirements in the United States.

 

The Occupational Therapy Section of the OTPTAT Board seeks your comments and feedback on the following proposed rule which is being submitted for review by the Common Sense Initiative. Please review the language of the rules below by clicking on the link to open a pdf version of the rules. 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 October 14, 2022.

Rule Number

Title

Summary of Changes

Business Impact Analysis

4755-3-01

Applications for initial licensure

This rule details the requirements to receive initial licensure as an OT or OTA in the state of Ohio. The change to this rule aligns OTPTAT Board rule English language requirement to the criteria used by the National Board of Certification for Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) to evaluate internationally educated individuals with respect to obtaining a Visa Credential Verification Certificate.

 

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