The New Hampshire Office of Licensed Allied Health Professionals has been established to identify for the public, quality healthcare professionals through a system of licensure, standards of practice, continuing competency, and regulatory oversight.
Our mission is to assure that the services provided by health professionals are effective and of a quality consistent with the standard of care within each profession, and to safeguard the healthcare consumer against harm which may be caused by unqualified, impaired or unlicensed practitioners. We are charged with maintaining the integrity of the following professions:
The Governing Boards qualify and license individuals, establish and enforce law and administrative rules, and provide information so the public can make informed decisions.
PHYSICAL THERAPIST AND PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT
The purpose of this communication is to provide notice to New Hampshire licensed physical therapists and physical therapist assistants of the requirement to complete the New Hampshire Jurisprudence Assessment Module between June 1 and August 31, 2015.
What is the New Hampshire Jurisprudence Assessment Module (NH JAM)?
The NH JAM* is an online learning and assessment tool consisting of 50 questions derived from the laws and administrative rules governing the practice of physical therapy in New Hampshire. NH JAM takers are allowed 1.5 hours to complete it and must answer 80% of the questions correctly to pass. The NH JAM is an “open-book” assessment, meaning that licensees are able to reference the laws and rules while taking the module. For convenience, takers will have access to the laws and administrative rules within the online NH JAM. Licensees are permitted as many attempts as necessary within the completion time frame but will have to pay for each attempt. It is advisable to review the laws and rules prior to taking the NH JAM.
Who must take the NH JAM?
All New Hampshire licensees must earn a passing score on the NH JAM as a requirement for renewal of licensure (Rule Phy 402.06.07 Jurisprudence Examination) in years ending in 0 and 5. In 2015, the designated period of time to pass the NH JAM is June 1 through August 31, 2015. Failure to complete the NH JAM with a passing score by August 31, 2015 shall result in an investigation by the New Hampshire Physical Therapy Governing Board and possible disciplinary action to your license. For more information contact the Board.
How to Register and Complete:
Registration will be available on www.FSBPT.org/JAM/NH beginning June 1, 2015. The NH JAM should be taken immediately after registering. If necessary, you may wait up to 48 hours after registration. Failure to complete the assessment within 48 hours will result in forfeiture of the registration fee. Please plan to register when you are assured you can complete it within the 48-hour period.
June 1 through June 30, 2015
July 1 through August 31, 2015
Please note that a 1.6% processing fee, rounded up to the nearest dollar, will apply. You must pay by Visa or MasterCard at the time of registration. Fees are for the NH JAM only. Licensees must also go through the standard licensure renewal process required by the New Hampshire Physical Therapy Governing Board and pay the associated licensure renewal fees.
NH JAM takers will immediately receive a detailed score report indicating PASSED or FAILED, the total number and percent of questions answered correctly, and the number and percent of questions answered correctly within each content area (Consumer Advocacy, Patient Care Management, etc.). The score report also includes links to the sections of the laws, rules and regulations under which questions were answered incorrectly for the taker to review.
Please look for an update close to June 1 announcing the availability of the NH JAM.
*The NH JAM is developed and administered by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT).
For your convenience you can now request an application, change your employer, or change your home address electronically. Simply go to the "Forms and Documents" page of this web site click, on the appropriate link, fill in the information, and hit the "Submit My Information" button. It's that easy!
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 if the feature does not perform properly contact the Office of Licensed Allied Health Professionals at 603-271-8389 and request an application packet.
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