On June 11, Governor Roy Cooper signed House Bill 224 making North Carolina the fifth state to enact the Occupational Therapy Licensure Compact (OT Compact). The OT Compact will facilitate interstate practice for licensed occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants through mutual recognition of licenses issued by Compact member states. The OT Compact will go […]
On May 10, Gov. Brian Kemp signed House Bill 268 into law, providing for Georgia’s adoption of the Occupational Therapy Licensure Compact. The OT Compact facilitates interstate practice for licensed occupational therapists and OT assistants while enhancing public protection through a shared interstate licensure data system. With Gov. Kemp’s signature, Georgia becomes the fourth state […]
On April 13 Gov. Larry Logan signed into law HB 540/SB 139, enacting Maryland’s membership in the Occupational Therapy Licensure Compact. Maryland is the third state to join the OT Compact. The Compact will become active when enacted by ten states.
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has signed Senate Bill 7, making Ohio the second state to join the Occupational Therapy Licensure Compact. The OT Compact will allow licensed occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants to practice in any other member state by via a ‘privilege to practice’ which can be obtained in a matter of minutes, […]
On March 18, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed into law Senate Bill 1189, enacting Virginia’s membership in the Occupational Therapy Licensure Compact. The legislation becomes effective January 1, 2021. Virginia is the first state to enact the OT Compact. The OT Compact will become active once enacted by ten states and/or territories.
The Occupational Therapy Licensure Compact (OT Compact) Advisory Group has approved the final draft of the compact legislation. In spring 2020, the Advisory Group approved a first draft of the OT Compact produced by the Drafting Team, a small group of stakeholders and legal experts. Over the following summer, The Council of State Governments (CSG) […]