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Department of Health Professions
Board of Medicine
Regulations for Licensure of Occupational Therapists [18 VAC 85 ‑ 80]
NBCOT certification as option for CE
Action 4461 / Stage 7363
Fast-Track Stage  
red ball Proposed Text 6/6/2016  11:25 am  
pdf Agency Background Document 10/28/2015   (modified 2/22/2016)    
pdf Attorney General Certification 11/2/2015    
pdf DPB Economic Impact Analysis 12/12/2015    
pdf Agency Response to EIA 12/14/2015    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 5/20/2016   

Withdrawn 2/7/18
Reason: The Board withdrew the proposed stage which included a provision allowing a licensee to fulfill the requirement for continuing education by maintenance of current certification by the National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy. The other changes were adopted by a separate action which became effective on 12/14/17.
Objections Filed 10 or more objections have been filed (7/13/16)
Commenters did not believe this action has been adequately discussed by stakeholders. There were questions about the process of audits and the interpretation of competency assessment activities. Finally the commenters believe there are major differences between the NBCOT requirements and state requirements for continuing competency.
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Attorney General Review Submitted to OAG: 10/28/2015
Review Completed: 11/2/2015
Result: Certified
DPB Review
Submitted on 11/2/2015
Review Completed: 12/12/2015
Secretary Review Secretary of Health and Human Resources Review Completed: 1/27/2016
Governor's Review Governor Review Completed: 5/20/2016
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 5/20/2016
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 6/13/2016    Volume: 32  Issue: 21
Comment Period Ended 7/13/2016
Effective Date 7/28/2016
Contact Information
Name / Title: William L. Harp, M.D.  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)367-4558    FAX: (804)527-4429    TDD: ()-
This person is the primary contact for this board.


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Action 4461:
NBCOT certification as option for CE
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
Fast-Track   (7363) Comment period complete, but objections were filed.
Proposed   (7756) Stage withdrawn on 06/28/2017 before the Secretary's office completed its review.
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