College of Health Professions

Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science

Student Handbook 2011-2012

VI. Professional Organizations

F. Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene: Board of Occupational Therapy Practice

“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 Therapist 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 therapist 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. 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 therapist assistant, and two members represent the public.” (Maryland Board or OT Practice, 2011)

The Board office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Complete information may be viewed at the Board’s website at
Spring Grove Hospital Center
55 Wade Ave
Bland Bryant Building, 4th Floor
Catonsville, MD 21228
Fax: 410-402-8561

Updated 2/16/11

Department consent is required for admission to all occupational therapy major courses.




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