2017 Uncodified Acts

2017 Virginia Uncodified Acts
7/25/2017

CHAPTER 411

An Act to require the Board of Medicine to amend regulations governing licensure of occupational therapists to specify Type 1 continuous learning activities.

[H 1484]

Approved March 13, 2017

 

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. § 1. That the Board of Medicine shall amend regulations governing licensure of occupational therapists to provide that Type 1 continuing learning activities that shall be completed by the practitioner prior to renewal of a license shall consist of an organized program of study, classroom experience, or similar educational experience that is related to a licensee's current or anticipated roles and responsibilities in occupational therapy and approved or provided by one of the following organizations or any of its components: the Virginia Occupational Therapy Association; the American Occupational Therapy Association; the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy; a local, state, or federal government agency; a regionally accredited college or university; or a health care organization accredited by a national accrediting organization granted authority by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to assure compliance with Medicare conditions of participation. Such regulations shall also provide that Type 1 continuing learning activities may also include an American Medical Association Category 1 Continuing Medical Education program.

§ 2. That the Board of Medicine shall not deem maintenance of any certification provided by the Virginia Occupational Therapy Association; the American Occupational Therapy Association; the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy; a local, state, or federal government agency; a regionally accredited college or university; or a health care organization accredited by a national accrediting organization granted authority by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to assure compliance with Medicare conditions of participation as sufficient to fulfill continuing learning requirements for occupational therapists.