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 PT Section of the Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers Board seeks your comments and feedback on the following proposed rules regarding the implementation of Senate Bill 5, the PT interstate licensure compact, 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 9, 2021. 

Rule number

Title

Summary of changes

Business Impact Analysis

4755-23-16 Physical Therapy Compact Privileges

This rule will require the PT Section of the board to comply with the laws and rules of the PT Compact Commission. The rule will also require any applicants for a PT Compact privilege to take the Ohio Jurisprudence Assessment Module in order to familiarize them with Ohio’s PT practice act which will govern their practice while they are working in the state of Ohio.

Business Impact Analysis
4755-24-01 Physical Therapy Compact Privilege This rule will implement a state fee of $50 for obtaining a privilege to practice in the state of Ohio.  This cost will recoup lost revenue from the loss of applications for licensure by endorsement and help cover costs related to the administration of the PT Compact privilege.

 

Pursuant to the passage of Senate Bill 68, which allows the Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers Board to issue orthotics and prosthetics licenses under unique and exceptional circumstances, the Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics Council and the Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers Board seek your comments and feedback on the following proposed rule which is 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 9, 2021. 

Rule Number

Title

Summary of Changes

4755-63-15

Unique and Exceptional qualifications

This rule implements Senate Bill 68, which allows the Board to establish unique and exceptional qualifications for licensure. This is an effort to allow licensure for individuals who have been practicing in another state for many years but do not qualify under Ohio’s licensure law because they do not and cannot meet the residency requirement. In this case, years of experience and reference documents may be taken into account. These rules are modeled from similar efforts in other states, including Texas in particular.

Business Impact Analysis

 

The Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers Board seeks your comments and feedback on the following proposed rules which have been submitted for review by the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review. The Board will hold a public hearing to accept input on these rules on April 28, 2021 at 10:00 AM. You may participate by calling 1-614-230-0229; 50192#. You may also submit your comments to rules@otptat.ohio.gov. Please 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 April 28, 2021.

Rule Number Title Summary of Changes
4755-7-11 Youth sports concussion and head injury assessment and clearance (OT)

The rules are updated to reference the Berlin Guidelines (2016) on concussion in sport instead of the Zurich Guidelines (2012). The rules also reference a return to play form that is now posted on the OTPTAT Board website.

Berlin Guidelines

Return to Play Form

4755-27-08 Youth sports concussion and head injury assessment and clearance (PT)
4755-43-13 Youth sports concussion and head injury assessment and clearance (AT)

 

The Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers Board seeks your comments and feedback on the following proposed rules which have been submitted for review by the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review. The Board will hold a public hearing to accept input on these rules on April 28, 2021 at 10:00 AM. You may participate by calling 1-614-230-0229; 50192#. You may also submit your comments to rules@otptat.ohio.gov. Please 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 April 28, 2021.

Rule Number Title Summary of Changes
4755-45-01

Continuing Education

Eliminates the requirement for two hours of education cover evidence based practice per renewal cycle. This is in line with the changes being made by the Board of Certificaiton of Athletic Trainers, which is incorporating EBP in every continuing education offering, thus rendering the separate requirement moot.

 

The OT Section of the Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers Board seeks your comments and feedback on the following proposed rules regarding continuing education which is 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 November 4, 2020. 

Rule number

Title

Summary of changes

Business Impact Analysis

4755-9-01 Continuing Education

1. Clarifies that completion of continuing education is not required for first time renewals.

2. Establishes a maximum number of sixteen hours for which fieldwork may count toward continuing education requirements.

3. States that proof of fieldwork as continuing education may either be the fieldwork performance evaluation tool or the school's designated evaluation tool.

4. Adds mentorship as a category of continuing education for a maximum of four hours.

Business Impact Analysis

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