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About the Board

Legislation effective January 1, 1998 created the Office of Licensed Allied Health Professionals.

The effective January 1, 1998 Legislation created five professions that are governed by the five Governing Boards of Athletic Trainers, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Respiratory Care Practitioners, and Speech-Language Pathology. Prior to RSA 328-F taking affect, these professions were licensed and administered under the laws and rules of the Board of Medicine. On January 1, 2008 the Recreational Therapist Governing Board was established. On July 1, 2013 the Genetic Counsleors Governing Board was established.

RSA 328-F was established to regulate licensed allied health professionals in the state to assure that the services are effective and of a quality consistent with the standard of care within each profession, and to safeguard the public against harm which may be caused by unqualified, impaired, or unlicensed practitioners.

Members are appointed by the Governor for staggered terms and are comprised of both, professionals working in the respective profession, medical doctors, and public members for their perspective as a consumer. Each Governing Board is an independent decision making entity with independent laws and administrative rules.

How can I become a board member? Send a letter of interest and a resume to the Governor, State House, 107 North Main Street, Room 208, Concord New Hampshire 03301. Please include in your letter if you are interested in becoming a public member or a professional member of one of the Boards.

License fees support all Governing Board expenses.

The Governing Board grants licenses to qualified applicants. It is responsible for monitoring its licensees to ensure that they maintain current levels of professional knowledge and skill, and that they practice safely and ethically. If a licensee or applicant fails to meet these requirements, the Governing Board is authorized to deny the application or to impose disciplinary sanctions against that licensee. Disciplinary sanctions may range in severity from a reprimand to the revocation of all rights to practice in the state.


Office of Professional Licensure and Certification
121 South Fruit Street |  Concord, NH 03301
Main Telephone: (603) 271-2152