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    1. Division of Registrations Office of Occupational Therapist Registration D. Rico Munn, Executive Director Rosemary McCool, Division Director Marcia Johnson, Director of Office of Licensing Richard Morales, Section Director, Health Services Section

    2. Overview About DORA & The Division of Registrations Structure of the Division of Registrations Why and Who We Regulate Director Model Program Office of Occupational Therapist Registration Complaint Process & Discipline Registration Process Parting Information Q & A

    3. About DORA & The Division of Registrations

    4. About DORA Mission: DORA is dedicated to preserving the integrity of the marketplace and is committed to promoting a fair and competitive business environment in Colorado. Consumer protection is our mission. Divisions and Offices

    5. Division Of Registrations Mission Statement Public Protection through effective licensure and enforcement.

    6. About The Division of Registrations Largest Division within DORA Responsible for the management and oversight of the policy and administrative activities related to licensing, inspection, examination, and enforcement Over 40 professional and occupational licensing boards and programs. Over 300,000 professionals and businesses

    7. Structure of the Division of Registrations

    9. Why & Who We Regulate

    11. Who We Regulate Accountants and Accounting Firms Acupuncturists Addiction Counselors Architects Audiologists Barbers Barber/Cosmetology Shops and Salons Boxers/Kickboxers Chiropractors Cosmetologists Dentists and Dental Hygienists Electricians and Electrical Contractors Engineers and Engineer Interns Estheticians Hairstylists Hearing Aid Providers Land Surveyors and Land Surveyor Interns Landscape Architects Manicurists Athlete Agents Marriage and Family Therapists Massage Therapists Midwives Nurses and Nurse Aides Nursing Home Administrators Occupational Therapists Optometrists Outfitters Passenger Tramway Safety Board Pharmacies, Pharmacists, and Pharmacy Interns Physical Therapists Physicians and Physician Assistants Plumbers and Plumbing Contractors Podiatrists Professional Counselors Psychiatric Technicians Psychologists Respiratory Therapists Social Workers Unlicensed Psychotherapists Veterinarians

    12. Director Model Program

    13. What is a Director Model Program In contrast to a Board model, the authority of Office of Occupational Therapist Registration is vested in the Director of the Division of Registrations. The Director has the authority to make rules, policies and determine discipline for Registrants who violate the practice act.

    14. Directors Duties Issue Registrations, Certificates and Licenses Enforce Practice Act Rules and Regulations Investigations and Hearings Disciplinary Actions

    15. Rules and Regulations One of the Directors most significant authorities. Has the effect of law upon adoption. Typically used to address administrative requirements and practice issues. Oversight by Legislature, Secretary of State and Attorney General. Opportunity to get involved.

    16. Office of Occupational Therapist Registration

    17. Legislative Declaration 12-40.5-102 C.R.S. The General Assembly hereby finds, determines and declares that This act is necessary to: Safeguard the public health, safety, and welfare; and Protect the public from incompetent, unethical, or unauthorized persons.

    18. Noteworthy Items SB 08-152 was initiated and promoted by professionals and the professional association. Only Occupational Therapists (not aides or assistants) will be regulated. Occupational Therapists must be registered by 1/1/09 to continue practicing in Colorado. The application process will begin 11/1/08. Check the website frequently for updates. Rule-making hearing will be held on Monday, 11/3/08 at 1560 Broadway Ste. 1350 Denver, CO 80202 Conference Room 1380 A&B from 9am-12pm.

    19. Education & Experience Successful completion of an education program accredited by ACOTE or WFOT. Successful completion of supervised fieldwork. Applicants certified by NBCOT shall be deemed to have met the education and experience described above. Note: The NBCOT is the only examination approved by the Director.

    20. Registration by Examination For applications submitted prior to and including December 31, 2009, an applicant who has complied with Rules 1 through 3 is eligible for registration by examination regardless of when the NBCOT passing score was achieved. On and after January 1, 2010, an applicant who has complied with Rules 1 through 3, and who achieved a passing score on the NBCOT examination within two years immediately preceding submission of an application for registration, is eligible for registration by examination.

    21. Registration by Examination Continued On and after January 1, 2010, an applicant who achieved a passing score on the NBCOT examination more than two years preceding submission of an application for registration is not eligible for registration by examination. If interested in this information please see the Rules.

    22. Registration by Endorsement There are provisions that allow for the registration for someone licensed or registered in another jurisdiction.

    23. Complaint Process & Discipline

    24. Complaint Process

    25. The Registration Process

    26. Application Process An application is considered "Complete" when: The original application form (no photocopies),and allquestions are filled out completely & accurately; The Affidavit of Eligibility is likewise original and complete; The appropriate fee has been remitted ($60); All required documentation (i.e. verification of NBCOT Certification or NBCOT Score, transcripts, etc.); Any additional information requested by the Director (i.e. explanation addressing screening questions).

    27. Information from NBCOT If you are a new exam candidate, request that your score be sent to Colorado during the online process by selecting the Official Score Transfer Request ($35) on the NBCOT website. If you forget you will have to request it in writing ($45). On average this takes 14 days (in writing takes 30). If you have already passed the exam, go to the NBCOT website (nbcot.org) and download, complete and submit the Verification of Certification Request form to NBCOT and designate Colorado as the recipient ($30). On average this takes 30 days. NBCOT prices may go up in 2009. NBCOT is currently updating their forms to include Colorado. There are currently 2,814 Occupational Therapists in Colorado who are certified by NBCOT (2,414 are active).

    28. How long does the Application for Registration Process Take? The length of time required to process acandidate for registration varies. Once the application is considered complete, they are approved within 14 days. If the application is "Incomplete", the applicantwill be notified of the deficiency. It then depends on how quickly the necessary information/documentation is submitted.

    29. Where can I get the application for Registration? All registration forms are available online here: http://www.dora.state.co.us/registrations The Occupational Therapist Registration application will be available by November 1, 2008

    30. Can I check the status of my Application for Registration? Yes. Access https://www.doradls.state.co.us/ to check your status online you will be asked to set up an account and password to protect your privacy. You may also contact the Office of Licensing for your profession.

    31. My application is listed as Incomplete, but I cant tell whats missing. How do I find out? You will receive a letter from the Licensing Specialist assigned your application explaining any deficiencies. The letter will include the Licensing Specialists name and contact phone number.

    32. CRIMINAL CONDUCT & DISCIPLINARY ACTION During the registration process and depending on the specific application the Division will ask whether you have ever been disciplined in any state, arrested, charged, convicted, or pled guilty to a crime. An arrest, subsequent criminal conviction, or disciplinary action is not an automatic disqualification from registration. Instead, the Director will look at the facts surrounding the criminal conduct and disciplinary action to determine whether you are fit for registration. You should know registration is a privilege, not a right. One thing you must do to obtain the privilege is to be completely honest on your registration application. Be sure to list all relevant complaints, disciplinary actions, arrests, charges, or convictions in response to the registration questions. Failure to fully disclose could constitute grounds alone for denial of your application or revocation of your registration.

    33. Tips Get involved. Be nice. Be patient. Read & follow the registration application instructions. Contact NBCOT immediately to request a Verification of Certification. NBCOT has a black out between 12/19/08-1/2/09 where they will not be processing requests.

    34. Parting Information

    35. Key Points Application process starts 11/1/08 Must be Registered by 1/1/09 Only Occupational Therapists need to be Registered. Gather your information as soon as possible. Request your NBCOT Verification of Certification NOW.

    36. Available Information Licensee names , license types, status of license, and any restrictions on the license ALISON at www.dora.state.co.us/registrations/verification Where can I find information on the new legislation regarding Occupational Therapists? www.dora.state.co.us/registrations/SB08-152.pdf Where can I find a complete list of Colorado statutes and regulations? Select the appropriate profession on the following page: www.dora.state.co.us/registrations/Professions.htm

    37. Need More Information? www.dora.state.co.us/registrations Registrations@dora.state.co.us 303-894-7800 (main number)