Continuing Competency Regulations Enacted April 29, 2022!  

Regulations were enacted requiring licensees to complete continuing education activities.  This will take effect in September 2022 and will provide for a graduated/incremental implementation over the next two years.  See this link for more information:

https://www.mass.gov/alerts/all-allied-health-board-licensees-now-must-complete-continuing-education-learn-more#2201521

See this link for the current regulations for occupational therapy practice in Massachusetts, updated in August 2020.  Of particular note, the designation for OTR/L and COTA/L no longer exist in Massachusetts's (and should not not been used since November 2016.)  All occupational therapy practitioners should be signing their documentation and appropriately using the appropriate professional designation immediately following your name.  Massachusetts law requires an OT or an OTA signing any medical record, or any other professional documentation, with the licensee’s name, professional designation, and license number.  An example would be   Mary Smith, OT, xxxx,  / John Doe, OTA, xxxx

Additionally, occupational therapy assistants can now participate in screenings as defined in these regulations: 

https://www.mass.gov/doc/259-cmr-3-occupational-therapists/download

For the specific Continuing Competency regulations, please see this link:

https://www.mass.gov/doc/259-cmr-7-continuing-competence/download

For the specific implementation schedule, please see this link:

https://www.mass.gov/doc/ah-board-continuing-competency-compliance-policy/download

For additional information, please refer to the Allied Health web page:  

https://www.mass.gov/orgs/board-of-allied-health-professionals

EmaIl the Allied Health Board:

alliedhealth@mass.gov



MAOT - Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy, Inc.
57 Madison Road, Waltham, MA  02453 - Phone: 781.647.5556 - Email: info@maot.org

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