Oregon Bulletin

August 1, 2012

Occupational Therapy Licensing Board, Chapter 339

Rule Caption: Require applicants to take Law Ethics Exam and require other background checks .

Adm. Order No.: OTLB 1-2012

Filed with Sec. of State: 7-3-2012

Certified to be Effective: 9-1-12

Notice Publication Date: 5-1-2012

Rules Adopted: 339-010-0013

Rules Amended: 339-010-0012

Subject: The first rule allows the Board to require an Oregon Law Ethics Exam to be taken and passed by applicants.

 The second rule adds to the rule on Fingerprinting that the Board may also require criminal history checks, including Law Enforcement Data System (LEDS).

Rules Coordinator: Felicia Holgate—(971) 673-0198


Background Checks and Fingerprinting Requirements

The Board may require Oregon or National criminal history checks, including fingerprints or other background checks such as the Law Enforcement Data System (LEDS), from any applicants for a license as an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant, a limited permit, an applicant to reinstate a lapsed license, and applicant or licensee under investigation to determine their fitness. The fingerprints will be on forms prescribed by the Board. The Board will provide information on where acceptable fingerprints may be obtained and what acceptable procedure is to be used for submitting them. The Board will use the fingerprints to conduct Criminal History Checks. Fingerprint cards will be destroyed as required by law.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 675.320; Other Auth.: OAR 339-005-0000
Stats. Implemented:
Hist.: OTLB 1-2011, f. 6-13-11, cert. ef. 7-1-11; OTLB 1-2012, f. 7-3-12, cert. ef. 9-1-12


Law Ethics Exam Requirement

Applicants for licensure for an Oregon Occupational Therapy license shall be required to take and successfully pass an Oregon Law/ethics examination with a passing score set by the board.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 675.320 & 675.230
Stats. Implemented:
Hist.: OTLB 1-2012, f. 7-3-12, cert. ef. 9-1-12

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