Register August 2016 No. 728
Chapter OT 3
BIENNIAL REGISTRATION
OT 3.01   Authority and purpose.
OT 3.02   Registration required; method of registration.
OT 3.03   Initial registration.
OT 3.04   Registration prohibited.
OT 3.05   Late renewal and reinstatement.
OT 3.06   Continuing education.
OT 3.01 OT 3.01Authority and purpose. The rules in this chapter are adopted by the board under the authority of ss. 15.085 (5) (b), 227.11 (2) and 448.965, Stats., to govern biennial registration requirements for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants.
OT 3.01 History History: CR 02-026: cr. Register December 2002 No. 564, eff. 1-1-03.
OT 3.02 OT 3.02Registration required; method of registration. Each licensee shall register biennially with the board. Prior to June 1 of each odd numbered year the department shall mail to each licensee at his or her last known address as it appears in the records of the board an application form for registration. Each licensee shall complete the application form and return it with the required fee to the department.
OT 3.02 History History: CR 02-026: cr. Register December 2002 No. 564, eff. 1-1-03; CR 13-109: am. Register September 2014 No. 705, eff. 10-1-14.
OT 3.03 OT 3.03Initial registration. Any licensee who is initially granted and issued a license during a given calendar year shall register for that biennium. The board shall notify the licensee within 30 business days of receipt of a completed registration form whether the application for registration is approved or denied.
OT 3.03 History History: CR 02-026: cr. Register December 2002 No. 564, eff. 1-1-03.
OT 3.04 OT 3.04Registration prohibited. Any occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant required to comply with the provisions of s. OT 3.06, and s. 448.967, (2), Stats., and who has not so complied, will not be permitted to register.
OT 3.04 History History: CR 02-026: cr. Register December 2002 No. 564, eff. 1-1-03.
OT 3.05 OT 3.05Late renewal and reinstatement. Failure to renew a license by June 1 of an odd numbered year shall cause the license to expire. A licensee who allows the license to expire may apply to the board for late renewal or reinstatement of the license by completing one of the following:
OT 3.05(1) (1)Late renewal before 5 years. If the licensee applies for renewal of the license less than 5 years after its expiration, the license shall be renewed upon payment of the renewal fee and fulfillment of the continuing education requirements.
OT 3.05(2) (2)Late renewal after 5 years. If the licensee applies for renewal of the license more than 5 years after its expiration, the board shall make such inquiry as it finds necessary to determine whether the applicant is competent to practice under the license in this state, and shall impose any reasonable conditions on the renewal of the license, including oral examination, as the board deems appropriate. All applicants under this section shall be required to pass the open book examination on statutes and rules, which is the same examination given to initial applicants. This subsection does not apply to licensees who have unmet disciplinary requirements or whose licenses have been surrendered or revoked.
OT 3.05(3) (3)Reinstatement. A licensee who has unmet disciplinary requirements and failed to renew within 5 years of the renewal date or whose license has been surrendered or revoked, may apply to have the license reinstated in accordance with all of the following:
OT 3.05(3)(a) (a) Evidence of the completion of the requirements under sub. (2).
OT 3.05(3)(b) (b) Evidence of completion of disciplinary requirements, if applicable.
OT 3.05(3)(c) (c) Evidence of rehabilitation or change in circumstances warranting reinstatement of the license.
OT 3.05 History History: CR 02-026: cr. Register December 2002 No. 564, eff. 1-1-03; CR 13-109: am. (intro.) Register September 2014 No. 705, eff. 10-1-14; correction in (intro.) under s. 35.17, Stats. Register September 2014 No. 705; CR 15-053: am. (title), (intro.), cr. (1) (title), am. (2), cr. (3) Register August 2016 No. 728, eff. 9-1-16.
OT 3.06 OT 3.06Continuing education. The purpose and intent of continuing education in occupational therapy is to assure the public of the expectation and obligation that practitioners maintain currency, knowledge levels and professional competence. Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants shall complete continuing education as follows:
OT 3.06(1) (1) Each holder of a license as an occupational therapist shall, at the time of applying for renewal of a license of registration under s. 448.967, Stats., certify that he or she has, in the 2 years preceding the renewal application, completed at least 24 points of acceptable continuing education.
OT 3.06(2) (2) Each holder of a license as an occupational therapy assistant shall, at the time of applying for renewal of a license of registration under s. 448.967, Stats., certify that he or she has, in the 2 years preceding the renewal application, completed at least 24 points of acceptable continuing education.
OT 3.06(3) (3) At least 12 of the points shall be accumulated through professional development activities related to occupational therapy in the following categories set forth in the following table. - See PDF for table PDF
OT 3.06 Note Note: “Contact hour" as used in the table means not less than 50 minutes of actual professional activity.
OT 3.06(4) (4) Evidence of compliance with this section such as certificates of completion shall be retained by each license holder through the biennium following the biennium for which credit is required for renewal of license.
OT 3.06(5) (5) The board may require any license holder to submit evidence of compliance with this section to the board for an audit at any time during the biennium following the biennium for which credit is required for license renewal.
OT 3.06(6) (6) During the time between initial licensure and commencement of a full 2-year licensure period, new licensees shall not be required to meet continuing education requirements.
OT 3.06(7) (7) A licensee may apply to the board for a postponement or waiver of the requirements of this section on the grounds of prolonged illness, disability, or other grounds constituting hardship. The board shall consider each request individually on its merits and may grant a postponement, partial waiver, or total waiver of the requirements.
OT 3.06 History History: CR 02-026: cr. Register December 2002 No. 564, eff. 1-1-03; CR 06-115: cr. (6) and (7) Register May 2007 No. 617, eff. 6-1-07; CR 13-109: cr. (r) Table Register September 2014 No. 705, eff. 10-1-14; correction in (1) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register August 2016 No. 728.
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