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    Board's mission:

    The Board's mission is to protect the citizens of Maryland and to promote quality health care in the field of Occupational Therapy by:
    1. Licensing occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants;
    2. Setting standards for the practice of Occupational Therapy through regulations and legislation; and
    3. Receiving and resolving complaints from the public regarding occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants who may have violated the Occupational Therapy law (Annotated Code of Maryland, Health Occupations Article, Title 10) and its regulations found at COMAR 10.46.

    Program description:

    The State Board of Occupational Therapy Practice (the 'Board') operates under the provisions of Title 10 of the Health Occupations Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland.  The Board is the licensing authority of occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants in the State of Maryland.  The Board is mandated to regulate the practice of Occupational Therapy in Maryland by licensing qualified occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants, establishing fees, maintaining a current roster of all licensees, promulgating regulations for the practice of Occupational Therapy, verification of credentials, issuance of licenses, establish requirements for a verification of completion of continuing education, investigation of complaints based on alleged violations of regulations and statutes, formal and informal disciplining of licensees, create committees as deemed appropriate to advise the Board.  The program is 100% special funded.  The fund is supported exclusively by revenues generated by licensing fees.  

    The Board consists of 7 members appointed by the Governor with the advice of the Secretary and advice of the Senate.  Four members of the Board are licensed occupational therapists, one member is a licensed occupational therapy assistant, and two members represent the public.

    Board membership:  

    • Wanda R. Banks, MA, OTR/L, Board Chairperson
    • Daniel Martin, OTR/L, Ph.D​, Board Vice Chairperson
    • Rae Ann Smith, OTR/L, OTD, Board Member
    • Caitlin Brogan, OTR/L, Board Member
    • Sarah Quirk, COTA/L, Board Member
    • Marylin Pierre, Esquire, Consumer Member
    • E. J. Quinn, Capt. USN (Ret.), Consumer Member, Board Secretary​
    • Bethan Haaga, Board Counsel
    • Lauren Murray, Executive Director


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