2017 ORS 675.320¹
Powers of board
  • fees
  • rules

The Occupational Therapy Licensing Board shall have the following powers in addition to powers otherwise granted under ORS 675.210 (Definitions for ORS 675.210 to 675.340) to 675.340 (Enforcement procedure) or necessary to carry out the provisions of ORS 675.210 (Definitions for ORS 675.210 to 675.340) to 675.340 (Enforcement procedure):

(1) To organize and elect from its membership a chairperson and vice chairperson, each of whom shall hold office for one year or until the election and qualification of a successor.

(2) To authorize all necessary disbursements to carry out the provisions of ORS 675.210 (Definitions for ORS 675.210 to 675.340) to 675.340 (Enforcement procedure), including, but not limited to, payment for necessary supplies, office equipment and investigations and such other expenditures as provided for in ORS 675.210 (Definitions for ORS 675.210 to 675.340) to 675.340 (Enforcement procedure).

(3) To suspend, revoke or invalidate licenses for nonpayment of renewal fees.

(4) To restore licenses that have been suspended, revoked or voided.

(5) To adopt license and license renewal fees under ORS 675.270 (Licensing without examination), 675.280 (License period) and 675.290 (License renewal procedure). The fees must be approved by the Oregon Department of Administrative Services and may not exceed the cost of administering ORS 675.210 (Definitions for ORS 675.210 to 675.340) to 675.340 (Enforcement procedure).

(6) To collect license applications and renewal fees.

(7) To investigate alleged violations of ORS 675.210 (Definitions for ORS 675.210 to 675.340) to 675.340 (Enforcement procedure).

(8) To enforce the provisions of ORS 675.210 (Definitions for ORS 675.210 to 675.340) to 675.340 (Enforcement procedure) and generally supervise the practice of occupational therapy in this state.

(9) To make and enforce rules in accordance with ORS chapter 183 for the procedure of the board and for regulating the practice of occupational therapy not inconsistent with the provisions of ORS 675.210 (Definitions for ORS 675.210 to 675.340) to 675.340 (Enforcement procedure).

(10) To establish minimum requirements for continuing education to be complied with by all licensees under ORS 675.210 (Definitions for ORS 675.210 to 675.340) to 675.340 (Enforcement procedure).

(11) To establish minimum requirements for limited permit to be complied with by all applicants prior to issuance of limited permit. A limited permit shall be issued to a person at the discretion of the board upon application and payment of a permit fee of $25.

(12) To establish official abbreviations that may be used, under ORS 675.220 (Representation as occupational therapist or therapy assistant prohibited without license) (1), by persons licensed as occupational therapists or occupational therapy assistants.

(13) To establish minimum requirements for supervised field work necessary for applicants under ORS 675.240 (Qualifications for licensing as occupational therapist) or 675.250 (Qualifications for licensing as occupational therapy assistant).

(14) To adopt rules that define the scope of the practice of occupational therapy and that reflect national standards for the practice of occupational therapy. [1977 c.858 §12; 1981 c.250 §9; 1989 c.338 §5; 1997 c.104 §4; 2003 c.130 §4; 2007 c.316 §4; 2009 c.756 §11]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 675—Psychologists; Occupational Therapists; Certified Sex Offender Therapists; Regulated Social Workers; Licensed Professional Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors675.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.