The Board is responsible for protecting the health, safety and welfare of individuals who receive Occupational Therapy services in Oregon. The ROLE of the Oregon OT Licensing Board is to: (1) Investigate complaints and take appropriate action; (2) Make and enforce laws and rules regarding OT practice; (3) Establish continuing education requirements; (4) Process applications and issue license and renewals; (5) Collect fees and authorize disbursements of funds. The MISSION of the Board is to protect the public by supervising Occupational Therapy practice.
The Oregon Ethics/Law exam is for all new applicants as part of the application process. It is not required for those renewing their license. See more information under Applications.
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Proposed Rule Change:
Amended CE Rule.pdf
CE Category Doctorate Student Supervision.pdf
New Policy Adopted by the Board:
OT Assistants Role for Care Plans, Discharge Recommendations and Discharge Notes.pdf
Use of Aides Policy and Procedures.pdf
Message from the Board:
Dear Occupational Therapy Practitioner:
Thank you for your recent license renewal. An issue has been brought forth to the Licensing Board, and we would like to address it with all therapists in the state of Oregon. While this matter is directly related to Early Childhood and School Based OT services, this is a reminder for therapists in all practice settings. As a licensed occupational therapy practitioner in the state of Oregon, you are required to complete an evaluation prior to treating a patient, per OAR 339-010-0050. The occupational therapy practitioner is the sole party responsible for completing an OT evaluation. Documentation is a crucial part of the evaluation process, and you are required to document the evaluation, goals, interventions, and outcomes. Please share this information as necessary with your treatment teams and continue to uphold the integrity of the occupational therapy profession. Thank you for your continued work in the profession and pledge to the occupational therapy code of ethics.