Rules Updates

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

Pursuant to section 119.03 of the Ohio Revised Code, the Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers Board gives notice of public hearing to consider amendments to rules listed below. The text of the rules and information on the public hearing may be found on the Register of Ohio.

Written comments may be submitted to the Board for consideration to Rules@otptat.ohio.gov no later than 1:00 PM on September 7, 2018. You may also write to the Board at OTPTAT Board, 77 South High Street, 16th Floor, Columbus, Ohio, 43215.

Rule Number

Type

Title

4755-3-01

Amended

Applications for initial licensure

4755-3-06

Amended

Denial, suspension, or revocation of license

4755-3-08

Amended

Notice of change of address

4755-3-09

Amended

Active practice defined

4755-3-10

Amended

Biennial renewal of licensure

4755-3-12

Amended

Application for reinstatement

4755-3-13

Amended

Verification of licensure

4755-21-01

Amended

Notice of meetings

4755-21-02

Rescinded

Method of public notice in adopting, amending, or rescinding rules

4755-21-02

New

Method of public notice in adopting, amending, or rescinding rules

4755-21-03

Amended

Denial and disciplinary action procedures

4755-28-01

Rescinded

Surrender of license

4755-40-01

Amended

Notice of meetings

4755-40-02

Rescinded

Method of public notice in adopting, amending, or rescinding rules

4755-40-02

New

Method of public notice in adopting, amending, or rescinding rules

4755-41-01

Amended

Code of ethical conduct

4755-41-03

Amended

Reporting requirements

4755-23-03

Amended

License by examination

4755-9-01

Amended

Continuing education

 

The PT Section of the Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers Board seeks your comments and feedback on the following proposed rules which are being published as a part of early stakeholder outreach. Please submit your comments to rules@otptat.ohio.gov. Please include contact information with your name, phone number, email address, and license type (if applicable). The Board will accept comments through Tuesday, June 26, 2018. 

Rule Number Rule Title Description of Rule Change
4755-29-01 Referrals Changes to this rule are being proposed subsequent to the required five year rule review. Changes are meant to more accurately reflect statute as it relates to notification of a referral to a patient's other healthcare practitioner and to remove the definition of two years of practical experience, which is defined in law.
4755-23-01 Applications for initial license Changes in this rule will require an applicant for a physical therapy or physical therapy assistant to be at least eighteen prior to receipt of a license. Changes are also proposed to reflect the switch from a paper application to an electonic eLicense system.
4755-27-01 Physical therapy practice defined Proposed changes will require a student physical therapist or student physical therapist assistant who is completing a required clinical education course to be at least eighteen years old, effective January 1, 2020.
4755-27-04 Supervision Amends the supervision rule to require that a student physical therapist or student physical therapist assistant must be eighteen years old, effective January 1, 2020.
4755-23-08 Continuing education A draft of this rule was previously posted for public comment to implement House Bill 290 (Credit for continuing education for volunteer hours). The rule is being re-posted and new revisions include a requirement for completion of a jurisprudence module upon license renewal starting in 2022 for physical therapists and 2023 for physical therapy assistants. This module will count as two hours of ethics credit toward the fulfillment of two-year continuing education requirement. The overall number of hours (24 for physical therapists and 12 for physical therapy assistants) is not being proposed to change. The proposed changes will also allow for recertification of a specialty through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties to count for six hours of continuing education credit.
4755-23-05 Certificate of license; display The proposed revisions to this rule will allow physical therapist and physical therapy assistants to use the eLicense system to facilitate display of their wall certificate.

 

 

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