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Regulations for Licensure of Occupational Therapists [18 VAC 85 ‑ 80]
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Chapter Information
Description Establishes qualifications for licensure, requirements for renewal and standards of practice for occupational therapists
State Authority Chapter 29 of Title 54.1
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation 1) Achieve a high level of satisfaction for application and renewal processes for all licensed practitioners.

2) Review regulations to ensure consistency and application to the current practice of occupational therapy.
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Contact Information
Name / Title: William L. Harp, M.D.  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address: william.harp@dhp.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)367-4558    FAX: (804)527-4429    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Practice by graduate pending examination Final Stage complete. Becomes effective on 8/27/2014.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
One-time reduction in renewal fees Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/25/2013.
Revisions to scope of practice Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/10/2012.
Licensure of occupational therapy assistants Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 3/3/2010.
Change of address Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/19/2009.
Registration for restricted volunteer practice Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/3/2008.
Requirements for a restricted volunteer license Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 3/5/2008.
Correction of Code cites Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/18/2007.
Change in fee for returned checks Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 2/8/2006.
Standards of practice Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/19/2005.
Certification for occupational therapy assistants Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/24/2005.
Voluntary practice by out-of-state practitioners Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 6/18/2003.
Periodic review Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/23/2002.
inactive licensure and continuing competency requirements Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 6/6/2001.
Increase in licensee fees Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 4/12/2000.
Licensure requirements Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 1/19/2000.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Forms revision Final Stage withdrawn before submission to the Registrar.
Fee increase NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 6/23/2006 after the comment period had ended.
Correction of Code cite Final Stage withdrawn prior to submitting for DPB review.