An applicant applying for a license as an occupational therapy practitioner must file a written application showing that the applicant meets the following requirements.   [PL 2007, c. 402, Pt. L, §5 (AMD).]
1.  Residence. 

[PL 2019, c. 287, §11 (RP).]

Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 2279

  • ACOTE: means the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education, a nationally recognized accrediting agency for professional programs in the field of occupational therapy. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 2272
  • Board: means the Board of Occupational Therapy Practice established under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 2272
  • Certification examination: means the certification examination for an occupational therapist or the certification examination for an occupational therapy assistant, both of which are administered by NBCOT. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 2272
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • NBCOT: means the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, formerly the AOTCB, or American Occupational Therapy Certification Board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 2272
  • Occupational therapist: means an individual who has passed the certification examination of the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy for an occupational therapist or meets the requirements of section 2279, subsection 6 and who is licensed to practice occupational therapy under this chapter in the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 2272
  • occupational therapy: includes , but is not limited to, assessment and treatment of individuals whose abilities to cope with the tasks of living are threatened or impaired by developmental deficits, the aging process, learning disabilities, poverty and cultural differences, physical injury or disease, psychological and social disabilities or anticipated dysfunction, using:  
A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 2272
  • Occupational therapy assistant: means an individual who has passed the certification examination of the NBCOT for an occupational therapy assistant or who was certified as an occupational therapy assistant prior to June 1977 and who is licensed to practice occupational therapy under this chapter in the State under the supervision of a licensed occupational therapist. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 2272
  • Occupational therapy practitioner: means an individual who is licensed as an occupational therapist or an occupational therapy assistant. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 2272
  • 2.  Character. 

    [PL 1997, c. 294, §6 (RP).]

    2-A.  Character references. 

    [PL 2013, c. 217, Pt. J, §2 (RP).]

    3.  Education.  An applicant must present evidence satisfactory to the board of having successfully completed the academic and fieldwork requirements of an educational program in occupational therapy or occupational therapy assisting.  
    A. The occupational therapy or occupational therapy assisting educational program must be accredited by ACOTE.   [PL 1997, c. 294, §6 (AMD).]
    B. [PL 1997, c. 294, §6 (RP).]

    [PL 1997, c. 294, §6 (AMD).]

    4.  Experience. 

    [PL 1997, c. 294, §6 (RP).]

    5.  Examination.  An applicant for licensure as an occupational therapy practitioner must pass an examination as provided for in section 2280-A.  

    [PL 1997, c. 683, Pt. B, §20 (RPR).]

    6.  Licensure.  An applicant may be licensed as an occupational therapist if the applicant has practiced as an occupational therapy assistant for 4 years, has completed the level II fieldwork requirements for an occupational therapist before January 1, 1988, and has passed the examination for occupational therapists.  

    [PL 1997, c. 294, §6 (AMD).]

    7.  Certification.  An applicant must submit a verification of certification form from NBCOT. The form must be completed and signed by NBCOT. An applicant applying within 3 months of having taken the certification examination who has the examination scores sent directly to the board is exempt from this requirement.  

    [PL 1997, c. 294, §6 (NEW).]

    8.  Fee.  An applicant must pay an application fee and license fee as set under section 2285.  

    [PL 2007, c. 402, Pt. L, §5 (AMD).]

    SECTION HISTORY

    PL 1983, c. 746, §2 (NEW). PL 1991, c. 509, §13 (AMD). PL 1997, c. 212, §§2,3 (AMD). PL 1997, c. 294, §6 (AMD). PL 1997, c. 683, §§B19,20 (AMD). PL 2007, c. 402, Pt. L, §5 (AMD). PL 2013, c. 217, Pt. J, §2 (AMD). PL 2019, c. 287, §§11, 18 (AMD).