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Department of Health Professions
Board of Medicine
Regulations for Licensure of Occupational Therapists [18 VAC 85 ‑ 80]
Certification for occupational therapy assistants
General Information
Action Summary Establishes the Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant issued by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) as the credential that must be held by a person who calls himself an occupational therapy assistant or uses the designation of O.T.A. or any derivation thereof.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
RIS Project No project yet assigned to this action
Associated Mandates Certification credential for OTA's
Note This action is not intended to satisfy the requirement that an entire regulation be reviewed every 4 years.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
2802 Emergency/NOIRA Stage complete. Emergency regulation expired on 7/26/2005.
2969 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 3/11/2005.
3202 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/24/2005.
Contact Information
Name / Title: William L. Harp, M.D.  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4558    FAX: (804)527-4429    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.