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OTPTAT Board Administrative Rules

Ohio law, also known as the Ohio Revised Code, is amplified by administrative rules created by state agencies. The rules for the Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers Board may be found here:

OTPTAT Guide to Rulemaking

OTPTAT rules

OPP rules

Register of Ohio

The Register of Ohio is the official repository of rules filed with JCARR. This website contains the official text of the proposed changes, as well as the "Rule Summary and Fiscal Analysis" for each rule filed by the Board.

Business Impact Analysis - Common Sense Initiative 

A state rule-making agency may propose to adopt a new rule, amend, or rescind an existing rule, or propose to continue a rule without any changes. Executive Order 2011-01K and sections 107.62 and 121.82 of the Ohio Revised Code require state agencies to draft rules in collaboration with stakeholders, assess and justify any adverse impact on the  business community, and provide an opportunity for the affected public to provide input on the proposed rules. The Business Impact Analysis for proposed rules discusses the purpose of the rule and identifies the nature of the adverse impact on licensees. The Common Sense Initiative review must be complete before the rules can begin the formal rule-making process through the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR).

Rules Under Review

OTPTAT Board seeks your comments and feedback on the following proposed rules which have been filed with the Common Sense Initiative. Please submit your comments to rules@otptat.ohio.gov and csipubliccomments@governor.ohio.gov.  Please include contact information with your name, phone number, email address and practice and/or specialty, if applicable. ·We will accept comments through March 16, 2018.  Thank you for your feedback. We look forward to hearing from you.

Common Sense Initiative Business Impact Analysis

4755-1-01, -02, -03

These rules govern notice given for various board activities under the occupational therapy section, including meetings, rule-making, and investigations. Rule amendments are proposed to simplify the language, streamline internal business practices, and refer to applicable Ohio Revised Code section instead of repeating language located elsewhere.


This rule provides detail on what is needed to obtain a temporary license to practice as an occupational therapist or occupational therapist assistant  as a military spouse in Ohio. No changes are proposed.

4755-24-03, -04, -05, -06, -07, -08. -09

These rules lay out the maximum amount of fees that can be charged for various activities under the physical therapy section. There are no plans to change the fee amounts that are currently in place. One change in 4755-24-05 eliminates the need for a notarized statement, which lines the rule up with current practice and places less burden on the licensee.

4755-48-01, -02

These rules detail processes for investigations, inspections, and discipline for the athletic trainers section. A slight change is being made to reflect current practice that a license holder in a disciplinary situation must pay for any health examinations required by the board.



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