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2007-2008 Regulatory Agendas

02-477
Board of Occupational Therapy Practice

AGENCY UMBRELLA-UNIT NUMBER: 02-477
AGENCY NAME: Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Office of Licensing & Registration, Board of Occupational Therapy Practice

CONTACT PERSON: Penny Vaillancourt, Board Administrator, 35 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0035. Tel: (207) 624-8420

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE THE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: None.

EXPECTED 2007-2008 RULEMAKING ACTIVITY:

CHAPTER 1: General Information
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA 2272 and 2274(2)
PURPOSE: The board may review and revise the election of Board officers and the professional identification of licensees.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Summer 2008.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Consumers and Licensees.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected.

CHAPTER 2: Advisory Rulings
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 5 MRSA 9001(4) and 32 MRSA 2274(2)
PURPOSE: The board may revise its rules regarding the issuance of advisory rulings by the Board.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Summer 2008.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and Consumers.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected.

CHAPTER 3: Rules for the Licensure of Occupational Therapy Practice
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA 2274(2), 2278, 2279, and 2284
PURPOSE: The board may review and revise the requirements and procedures governing the issuance of permanent and temporary licenses for the practice of occupational therapy.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Summer 2008.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and Consumers.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected.

CHAPTER 4: Fees
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 MRSA 8003(2-A)(D)
PURPOSE: This chapter will be repealed as OLR establishes fees for this board directly pursuant to 10 MRSA 8003(2-A)(D) and Chapter 10 of the rules of the Office of Licensing and Registration.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Summer 2008.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and Consumers.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected.

CHAPTER 5: Role of the Occupational Therapy Assistant and Supervision of Occupational Therapy Assistants and Temporary Occupational Therapists
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA 2272(12) and 2274(2)
PURPOSE: The board may review and revise the permissible duties of the Occupational Therapy Assistants and the duties of Occupational Therapists in the supervision of their Assistants.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Summer 2008.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and Consumers.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected.

CHAPTER 6: Renewal Requirements and Continuing Education
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA 2274(2) and 2283(3)
PURPOSE: The board may review and revise the requirements for license renewal and for continuing professional education, establishes the hours of continuing education needed for renewal, defines the different categories of continuing education activities which will be accepted, and explains the approval process.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Summer 2008.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Consumers and licensees.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected.

CHAPTER 7: Code of Ethics
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA 2274(2)
PURPOSE: The board may review and revise the rules regarding the code of ethics for licensed Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants, by adopting the Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics published by the American Occupational Therapy Association.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Summer 2008.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and Consumers.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected.

CHAPTER 8: Enforcement and Disciplinary Procedures
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA 2274(2) and 2286.
PURPOSE: The board may review and revise the procedure by which complaints and investigations are handled by the board.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Summer 2008.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and Consumers.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected.