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


§ 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.


   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)).


   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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