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South Carolina Becomes 20th OT Compact Member State

On May 13, 2022, South Carolina became the 20th state to join the Occupational Therapy Compact when Governor Henry McMaster signed House Bill 3599 into law. With the enactment of this bill, 40 percent of US states are now Compact members.  Now that more than 10 states have passed the compact, the member states will […]

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Nebraska and Tennessee Enact OT Compact

On April 19, 2022, Gov. Ricketts of Nebraska signed Legislative Bill 752, which enacted the OT Compact into law in Nebraska. On the same day, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed House Bill 2561, which enacted the Compact in Tennessee. They are the 18th and 19th states to join. Now that more than 10 states have […]

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OT Compact Signed in Kentucky

On April 8, 2022, Kentucky became the 17th state to join the compact Occupational Therapy Compact when Gov. Beshear signed House Bill 213 into law.   Now that more than 10 states have passed the compact, the member states will work to establish the interstate commission and officially convene its first meeting to draft the rules […]

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Arizona Joins OT Compact

On April 6, 2022, Arizona became the 16th state to join the compact Occupational Therapy Compact when Gov. Doug Ducey signed Senate Bill 1468 into law.   Now that more than ten states have passed the compact, the member states will work to establish the interstate commission and officially convene its first meeting to draft the […]

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Wyoming, Utah, and Washington Enact OT Compact

On March 11, Wyoming became the 13th state to join the Occupational Therapy Compact when Gov. Mark Gordon signed into law House Bill 117. On March 23, 2022, Utah became the 14th state to join the Occupational Therapy Compact when Gov. Spencer Cox signed House Bill 154 into law. Washington became the 15th state to […]

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West Virginia and Alabama Enact OT Compact

On March 8, 2022, West Virginia and Alabama became the 11th and 12th states to join the Occupational Therapy Compact.  Gov. Jim Justice of West Virginia and Gov. Kay Ivey of Alabama signed West Virginia Senate Bill 221 and Alabama Senate Bill 167. Now that more than 10 states have passed the Compact, member states […]

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Wisconsin Enacts Occupational Therapy Compact: 10 States Now Members

On February 4, 2022, Gov. Tony Evers of Wisconsin signed 2021 Wisconsin Act 123, which enacted the Occupational Therapy (OT) Licensure Compact into law in Wisconsin. In a press release Sen. Joan Ballweg, the sponsor of the original legislation, stated: “Enacting this legislation will streamline communication and licensing across states so hospitals and clinics can […]

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OT Compact Featured in American Journal of Occupational Therapy

An article dated January 12, 2021, in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy makes the case for the OT Compact as a means of reducing barriers to licensure for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants seeking to move from state to state or engage in multistate practice. The authors, Chuck Willmarth of the American Occupational […]

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New Hampshire Enacts OT Compact

With New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu’s signature to S.B. 133 (2021), New Hampshire officially becomes a member of the Occupational Therapy Licensure Compact. New Hampshire is the ninth state to enact the Compact. The Compact becomes effective upon enactment by ten states, at which point the OT Compact Commission, the administrative body of the Compact, […]

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Colorado Enacts OT Compact

Governor Jared Polis has signed HB21-1279, making Colorado the eighth state to enact the Occupational Therapy Licensure Compact. The OT Compact will go into effect once enacted by ten states. Other member states include Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, and Virginia. Track OT Compact state legislation here.