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10.46.04.00.htm 10.46.04.00. Title 10 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Subtitle 46 BOARD OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PRACTICE Chapter 04 Continuing Competency Requirement Authority: Health Occupations Article, §10-205 and 10-311, Annotated Code of Maryland
10.46.04.01.htm 10.46.04.01. 01 Scope.. A. This chapter applies to all occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants seeking to obtain, renew, reactivate, or reinstate licensure in Maryland.B. The objectives of this chapter are to establish guidelines in order to:. 1) Maintain professional competency, or improve professional competency, or both; and. 2) Assure completion of continuing competency requirements for:. a) Licensure;. b) Renewal;. c) Reactivation; or. d) Reinstatement..
10.46.04.02.htm 10.46.04.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Competence" means an individual's capacity for performance in occupational therapy principles and procedures.2) Competency.. a) "Competency" means the demonstration of the pertinent knowledge of and performance skills in occupational therapy principles and procedures within the practice of occupational therapy and limited occupational therapy.b) "Competency" includes
10.46.04.03.htm 10.46.04.03. 03 Maintaining Records of Contact Hours.. A. A licensee shall retain supporting documents relative to continuing competency requirements for a period of 4 years after the date of renewal for inspection by the Board. These documents may be audited by the Board at any time.B. A licensee shall retain physical agent modality documentation for the duration of the licensee's professional career in occupational therapy, in accordance with COMAR 10.46.06.C. At the time of licensu
10.46.04.04.htm 10.46.04.04. 04 Licensure and Contact Hour Requirements.. A. Time Frame.. 1) Licensure Time Frame.. a) The Board shall stagger the terms of licenses.. b) Before July 1, 2016, the Board shall renew the licenses of licensees originally licensed in years ending in odd numbers for a 1-year term and the licenses of licensees originally licensed in years ending with even numbers for a 2-year term.c) Beginning July 1, 2016, a license is valid for a 2-year term and expires as follows:.
10.46.04.05.htm 10.46.04.05. 05 Approval of Contact Hour Programs.. A. The Board preapproves contact hours provided by:. 1) The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). 2) The Maryland Occupational Therapy Association (MOTA). 3) AOTA-approved providers; and. 4) The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). B. Provider Procedures for Board Approval. A provider offering a program related to occupational therapy principles and procedures who wishes to obtain Board review of contact
10.46.04.06.htm 10.46.04.06. 06 Continuing Competency Activities.. A. A licensee may accrue contact hours by being involved in a broad variety of programs and activities to maintain professional competency.B. A minimum of 16 hours is required to be earned through continuing competencies related to occupational therapy principles and procedures.C. A maximum of 8 hours may be earned through occupational therapy role-related activities.. D. Continuing competency activities that are approved by the Board include
10.46.04.07.htm 10.46.04.07. 07 Audit of Continuing Competency.. A. At the Board's discretion, the Board shall audit the continuing competency documentation of a number of randomly selected licensees.B. The Board shall send notification of audit to audited licensees.. C. A licensee is subject to an audit of the licensee’s continuing competency documentation by the Board as a condition of renewal of licensure.D. An audited licensee shall successfully complete the requirement of the audit by the specified dea
10.46.04.9999.htm 10.46.04.9999. Administrative History Effective date: July 29, 1985 (12:15 Md. R. 1520). Regulation .02A amended effective March 27, 1995 (22:6 Md. R. 474). Regulation .03 amended effective March 27, 1995 (22:6 Md. R. 474). Regulations .04―07 repealed and new Regulations .04―07 adopted effective March 27, 1995 (22:6 Md. R. 474) ―Regulations .01―07 repealed and new Regulations .01―08 adopted effective October 2, 2000 (27:19 Md. R. 1726) ―
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