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49 Pa. Code § 42.61. Professional liability insurance requirement.

PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY INSURANCE


§ 42.61. Professional liability insurance requirement.

 (a)  Effective July 1, 2013, an occupational therapist shall obtain and maintain professional liability insurance coverage in the minimum amount of $1 million per occurrence or claims made.

 (b)  Proof of professional liability insurance coverage may include:

   (1)  A certificate of insurance or copy of the declaration page from the insurance policy setting forth the effective date, expiration date and dollar amounts of coverage.

   (2)  Evidence of a plan of self-insurance approved by the Insurance Commissioner of the Commonwealth under regulations of the Insurance Department in 31 Pa. Code Chapter 243 (relating to medical malpractice and health-related self-insurance plans).

 (c)  An occupational therapist who does not maintain the professional liability insurance required under subsection (a) may not practice occupational therapy in this Commonwealth.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  42.61 issued 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)).

Source

   The provisions of this §  42.61 adopted May 4, 2018, effective May 5, 2018, 48 Pa.B. 2624.

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  42.13 (relating to application for licensure); 49 Pa. Code §  42.14 (relating to foreign-educated applicants); 49 Pa. Code §  42.15 (relating to application for temporary license); 49 Pa. Code §  42.16 (relating to biennial renewal; inactive status; failure to renew); 49 Pa. Code §  42.62 (relating to notifications); and 49 Pa. Code §  42.63 (relating to automatic suspension).



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