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  • The Role of the Board

    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. 

    Click here to view 2014 OT Workforce Data.      Click here to view 2014 OTA Workforce Data.

    Click here to view 2012 OT Workforce Data.      Click here to view 2012 OTA Workforce Data.

    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.
LICENSEE LOOK UP 2016 LICENSE RENEWAL PERIOD HAS ENDED.
 

CLICK here TO VERIFY any OT or OT Assistant licensed in Oregon by name, license number or city.

If you need a verification of your license to be sent to another state:

To request that a verification be sent to another state, send an e-mail to Nancy.Schuberg@state.or.us and give the exact address where it needs to go. We do not need their form.  There is no charge.

 

PLEASE KEEP US CURRENT ON YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION. 

Make changes within 30 days by email to Nancy.Schuberg@state.or.us, OR submit form below:

 

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Important information for Oregonians

Executive Order by Governor Brown

  • Oregon has experienced record-breaking low snowpack, high temperatures, and below normal stream flows. This has resulted in limited water supplies for agriculture, community water systems, recreation, and fish, as well as increased risk of wildfire.

 

 

 

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2016 License Renewal period has ended.  The last day to renew was May 31, 2016. 

REINSTATEMENT OF LAPSED LICENSE:

If you want to reinstate your license, contact Nancy.Schuberg@state.or.us to obtain a REINSTATEMENT form. 

If you were licensed more than 2 years ago, fill out a NEW Application form and follow instructions.

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New CE Rule:

339-020-0010 CE Requirements for Current Licensees
 
(1) All current licensees shall obtain a minimum of 30 points of CE from Board approved categories during the two years immediately preceding the date of the license renewal; or
(2) The Board recognizes the maintenances of continuous professional development hours as evidenced by current NBCOT Certification (National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy) as fulfilling the requirements for CE under (1).
(3) Exceptions:
(a) Current licensees who have their first NBCOT certifcation do not need CE for their first year.
(b) Current licensees who have their second year of NBCOT certification shall obtain a minimum of 15 points of CE from Board approved categories. 
 
Check to see if your NBCOT certification is current:

One-time Pain Management CE:

All new applicants have 2 years to complete a CE Pain Management requirement.  It is part of the required 30 CE points and includes the Pain Commission 1-hour free on-line presentation and 6 additional hours.  Any class on the Pain Commission site can be used.  Go to : http://www.oregon.gov/oha/OHPR/PMC/Pages/index.aspx

Anyone completing the Pain CE requirement is asked to send an e-mail to Nancy.Schuberg@state.or.us giving the name of the class(es), provider(s), # of credits, and dates completed. We will add that to your data base. 

 

SUPERVISION: 

If you are an OT Assistant working in Oregon, your current Supervision Form must be filed in the board office - signed by you and your supervising OTR.  If supervision changes, the OTA is responsible to send in a new supervision form prior to start of work.