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Physical Agent Modalities
On October 1, 2005, every OT/OTA will need to have Board Certificate in possession to continue using PAMs. There are NO EXCEPTIONS.

Failure to obtain Governing Board Certification will result in the OT/OTA having to discontinue to use PAM’s as part of their occupational therapy practice and be subject to disciplinary action by the Board. The use of Physical Agent Modalities without proper certification is a violation of the New Hampshire Occupational Therapy Practice Act Chapter 326-C:8.

General Instructions: it will be helpful to download the specific Administrative Rule Occ 305 Physical Agent Modalities (PAMs) and refer to those when applying for and using Physical Agent Modalities.

Every OT/OTA will need to apply for Board certification in PAMs to continue to use PAMs in the course of practice with clients or patients. This includes individuals who have been using PAMs under the grandfather clause that was effective on July 1, 2003.

Education see Phy 305.05for Required Professional Education.

All applicants must be able to provide evidence of having completed 6 hours of training in ultrasound modalities and 15 hours training in electrical stimulation modalities.

There are no fees associated with this certification.


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