§ 42.53. Continued competency requirements.
(a) Beginning with the July 1, 2013June 30, 2015, biennium, an occupational therapist shall complete a minimum of 24 contact hours in each biennial period in acceptable continued competency activities listed in § 42.55 (relating to acceptable continued competency activities) as a condition of licensure renewal. Beginning with the July 1, 2019June 30, 2021, biennium, an occupational therapy assistant shall complete a minimum of 24 contact hours in each biennial period in acceptable continued competency activities listed in § 42.55 as a condition of licensure renewal.
(b) A licensee is exempt from complying with subsection (a) for the first biennial renewal period following initial licensure.
(c) A licensee seeking to reactivate a lapsed or inactive license shall show compliance with the continued competency contact hour requirement during the 2-year period immediately preceding application for reactivation.
(d) As a condition of reinstatement, a licensee whose license has been suspended or revoked shall complete the required continued competency contact hours for each licensure biennium in which the license was suspended or revoked.
The provisions of this § 42.53 issued under sections 5(b) and 15(a) of the Occupational Therapy Practice Act (63 P. S. § § 1505(b) and 1515(a)); amended under sections 5(b), 8(5)(vi) and 15(a) of the Occupational Therapy Practice Act (63 P.S. § § 1505(b), 1508(5)(vi) and 1515(a)).
The provisions of this § 42.53 adopted June 21, 2013, effective June 22, 2013, 43 Pa.B. 3350; amended May 4, 2018, effective May 5, 2018, 48 Pa.B. 2624. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (391498).
This section cited in 49 Pa. Code § 42.16 (relating to biennial renewal; inactive status; failure to renew); 49 Pa. Code § 42.51 (relating to purpose); and 49 Pa. Code § 42.52 (relating to definitions).
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