(a)  Licensed occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants applying for license renewal shall document having earned a minimum of 15 points for approved continuing competence activities between July 1 of the preceding year and June 30 of the current year.  Documentation of each continuing competence activity shall comply with Rule .0805 of this Chapter.

(b)  For each renewal period, the licensee shall document completion of at least one contact hour of a qualified activity for maintaining continuing competence related to ethics in the practice of occupational therapy that shall be included in the total points for the year.  Continuing competence activities in ethics shall be related to developing the licensee's ability to reflect on, determine, and act on the moral aspects of practice as required by Rule .0308 of this Chapter.

(c)  Continuing competence contact hours exceeding the total needed for renewal shall not be carried forward to the next renewal period.

(d)  Continuing competence activities shall not include new employee orientation or annual training required by the employer.

(e)  Licensees shall not receive credit for completing the same continuing competence activity more than once during a renewal period.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-270.69; 90-270.75(a);

Eff. July 1, 2007;

Amended Eff. January 1, 2015; February 1, 2014;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. July 23, 2016.