New Hampshire Occupational Therapy Governing Board
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The Board of Occupational Therapy consists of 5 members who serve a 3 year term. A Board member is only allowed to serve 2 consecutive 3 year terms. By New Hampshire Statute RSA 328-F:4 the Board must be comprised of the following 5 members:
2 licensed occupational therapists who have actively engaged in the practice of occupational therapy in this state for at least 3 years, 1 occupational therapists assistant who has actively engaged in the practice of occupational therapy in this state for at least 3 years, 1 physician knowledgeable in the practice of occupational therapy, and 1 public member.
The Board is currently looking for 1 physician knowledgeable in the practice of occupational therapy and 1 Public Member. The term is for 3 years. If you are interested contact Jennifer Kuzma in the Governors Office at 603-271-2121. For information regarding how the Board functions contact Tina Kelley at 603-271-8389.
Initial Licensure or Reinstatement of Licensure
To apply for an initial New Hampshire license or to reinstate a New Hampshire license, go to "Forms and Documents" and use our electronic submission feature to request an application packet or contact the Office of Licensed Allied Health Professionals at 603-271-8389 and request an application packet.
Physical Agent Modalities
A REMINDER. As of September 30, 2005, the grandfather clause that allowed New Hampshire licensed OT's and OTA's to continue to practice occupational therapy using Physical Agent Modalities will EXPIRE. more…
All Occupational Therapy licenses expire December on 31 in every odd-numbered year per New Hampshire Statute RSA 328-F:19. Depending on when your application is approved a license may be valid for a few months of the two-year cycle. Initial license fees are not pro-rated. Renewal notices are sent out from the office no later than October 15 of the renewal year. Continuing education requirements are dependent on initial and ongoing timelines of licenses.
Whether moving around New Hampshire or relocating to another state, every licensee is obligated to notify this office of any changes. Allied Health law RSA 328-F:21 states… "Licensees shall maintain their current business and home address on file with their governing boards. Any changes in address shall be provided to the office no later than 30 days from the date of the change." Keeping your file information current is your responsibility.