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Occupational Therapy Governing Board

Welcome to the Occupational Therapy Governing Board.

For information regarding the Covid-19 State of Emergency, please go to the OPLC main page and follow the Covid-19 Licensee Resources Tab in the Quick Links section, or go click on the Coronavirus COVID-19 State of NH Link at the top of the OPLC Main Page.

Governor's Emergency Order

  • Emergency Order #29 Exhibit H pdf file
    Modifications Applicable to all OPLC Licensed Professionals
    1. Certain Continuing Education Requirements for Licensed Professionals Waived
    2. Continuing Education of Licensed Professionals Through Remote Instruction
    3. Waiver of Notarization Requirements
    4. Electronic Signatures Accepted

The site was developed to provide items of interest to licensees, applicants, and consumers. It is our hope that the site is useful and informative. We invite you to contact the office with your comments, suggestions or further information on specific questions.

Initial or Reinstatement of License

To apply for an initial New Hampshire license or to reinstate a New Hampshire license, use our electronic submission feature to request an application packet or contact the Office of Licensed Allied Health Professionals at (603) 271-8353 and request an application packet.

License Cycle

All Occupational Therapy licenses expire December on 31 in every odd-numbered year per New Hampshire Statute RSA 328-F:19. Depending on when your application is approved a license may be valid for a few months of the two-year cycle. Initial license fees are not pro-rated. Renewal notices are sent out from the office no later than October 15 of the renewal year. Continuing education requirements are dependent on initial and ongoing timelines of licenses.

Frequently Asked Questions


Q. Can direct supervision be done through an electronic platform?

A. Per administrative rule Occ 301.04 which states that as long as there is “direct and continuous observation of the activities of the person being supervised” then the means in which the supervision is conducted is at the discretion of the supervising entity.


Occ 301.04
“Direct supervision” means supervision through direct and continuous observation of the activities of the person being supervised.
Source. #8296, eff 3-1-05; ss by #8894, eff 6-7-07; ss by #10901, eff 7-29-15


Occ 301.05 “Indirect supervision” means supervision through the supervisor's review of the treatment progress notes made by the person supervised, telephone conversations between the supervisor and the person supervised, electronic correspondence between the supervisor and the person supervised or any other form of supervision which is not direct supervision.
Source. #8296, eff 3-1-05; ss by #8894, eff 6-7-07; ss by #10901, eff 7-29-15


Rulemaking Notice

Rulemaking

On December 16, 2019, the Occupational Therapy Governing Board voted on an initial proposal for Occ chapters 100-200 pdf file. The Board originally scheduled a public hearing on this proposal on March 30, 2020 at 10:15 a.m. However, due to the COVID-19 state of emergency, the Board has postponed the public hearing until May 18, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.

Persons interested in providing oral testimony on this proposal may do so in person at the public hearing. Written testimony on this proposal will be accepted through the end of the public comment hearing, and may be submitted through mail at the address listed above or via email to Thomas.Broderick@oplc.nh.gov.

 

Recently Moved?

Whether moving around New Hampshire or relocating to another state, every licensee is obligated to notify this office of any changes. Allied Health law RSA 328-F:21 states… "Licensees shall maintain their current business and home address on file with their governing boards. Any changes in address shall be provided to the office no later than 30 days from the date of the change." Keeping your file information current is your responsibility.


Office of Professional Licensure and Certification
7 Eagle Square |  Concord, NH 03301
Main Telephone: (603) 271-2152