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Occupational Therapy Licensure Compact Announces Requests for Proposals for Secretariat

The Occupational Therapy Licensure Compact Commission is seeking an organization to serve as the compact secretariat. The secretariat will provide administrative services for the compact commission as it begins its implementation, including securing a national data system and planning annual commission meetings. Please see the attached request for proposals for more information. Questions and applications […]

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Occupational Therapy Licensure Compact Commission Holds Inaugural Meeting

The Occupational Therapy Licensure Compact Commission held its inaugural meeting on August 3 and 4. Delegates from 20 member states attended (a list of the commissioners is available here). Approximately 30 additional attendees, including regulatory board members; ex-officio delegates and staff from the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and the National Board for Certification in […]

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Delaware Enacts OT Compact

On August 4, 2022, Governor Carney signed into law Senate Bill 247, making Delaware the 22nd member of the Occupational Therapy Compact. On August 3 and 4, 2022, the Occupational Therapy Compact Commission held its Inaugural Meeting, where commissioners voted on rules and bylaws, elected an executive committee and discussed upcoming commission activities. You can […]

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Iowa Enacts OT Compact

On May 24, 2022, Iowa became the 21st state to join the compact Occupational Therapy Licensure Compact when Governor Reynolds signed into law Senate File 463. Having reached the minimum threshold of ten states to activate the compact, member states are in the process of establishing the Compact Commission. Over the next few months, the […]

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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 […]