BOARD OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PRACTICE
- 4 year terms
- 1 - Licensed Occupational Therapist
TITLE 10. OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS
SUBTITLE 2. STATE BOARD OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PRACTICE
Md. HEALTH OCCUPATIONS Code Ann. § 10-202 (2012)
§ 10-202. Board membership
(a) Composition; appointment of members. --
(1) The Board consists of seven members.
(2) Of the seven Board members:
(i) Four shall be licensed occupational therapists;
(ii) One shall be a licensed occupational therapy assistant; and
(iii) Two shall be consumer members.
(3) The Governor shall appoint the occupational therapist members and the occupational therapy assistant member, with the advice of the Secretary, from a list of names submitted to the Secretary and the Governor by the Maryland Occupational Therapy Association.
(4) The Governor shall appoint the consumer members with the advice of the Secretary and the advice and consent of the Senate.
(b) Qualifications of occupational therapist members and occupational therapy assistant member. -- Each member who is an occupational therapist or an occupational therapy assistant shall:
(1) Be a resident of this State at the time of nomination and appointment and for the duration of the term of the member; and
(2) For at least 3 of the 5 years immediately before appointment have been engaged in:
(i) Practicing occupational therapy or limited occupational therapy;
(ii) Teaching occupational therapy; or
(iii) Performing research in occupational therapy.
(c) Qualifications of consumer member -- In general. -- Each consumer member of the Board:
(1) Shall be a member of the general public;
(2) May not be or ever have been an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant or in training to become an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant;
(3) May not have a household member who is an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant or in training to become an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant;
(4) May not participate or ever have participated in a commercial or professional field related to occupational therapy;
(5) May not have a household member who participates in a commercial or professional field related to occupational therapy; and
(6) May not have had within 2 years before appointment a substantial financial interest in a person regulated by the Board.
(d) Qualifications of consumer member -- Restriction. -- While a member of the Board, a consumer member may not have a substantial financial interest in a person regulated by the Board.
(e) Oath. -- Before taking office, each appointee to the Board shall take the oath required by Article I, § 9 of the Maryland Constitution.
(f) Tenure; vacancies. --
(1) The term of a member is 4 years.
(2) The terms of members are staggered as required by the terms provided for members of the Board on July 1, 1994.
(3) At the end of a term, a member continues to serve until a successor is appointed and qualifies.
(4) A member who is appointed after a term has begun serves only for the rest of the term and until a successor is appointed and qualifies.
(5) A member may not serve more than two consecutive full terms.
(6) To the extent practicable, the Governor shall fill any vacancy on the Board within 60 days of the date of the vacancy.
INFORMATION FORM FOR BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS Revised 3/14/12
NAME OF BOARD/COMMISSIONS: Occupational Therapy Practice
TOTAL NUMBER: 7
PROFESSIONAL: 4 occupational therapists CONSUMER: 2
1 occupational therapy assistants
||8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. |
||Spring Grove Hospital Center, Benjamin Rush Building,
55 Wade Ave., Baltimore, MD 21228
||3rd Friday of each month|
Continuing Education Review Committee; Legislation/Regulation Committee; Complaint Liaison and Review Committee; Ad hoc committees
DETAIL OF MONTHLY TIME COMMITMENT:
10 hours/month = 6 hours for each board meeting + 2 hours for committee meeting(s) + 2 hours individual work/preparation for meetings; and,
2-5 days/year for offsite meetings and conferences; and,
1-2 days for participation/presentation at annual conference.
FUNCTION OF BOARD/COMMISSION:
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 and 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.
$75/ meeting; and Reimbursement for actual expenses such as mileage.