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.) 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

Thank you!!!  


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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