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California Occupational Therapy Inactive and Retired Status
Upon written request, the board may grant inactive status to a license holder under the following conditions:
The board shall issue, upon application and payment of a twenty-five dollar ($25) fee, a retired license to an occupational therapist or an occupational therapy assistant who holds a license that is current and active, or capable of being renewed and whose license is not suspended, revoked, or otherwise restricted by the board or subject to discipline under this chapter.
On or after July 1, 2013, a holder of an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant license that is current and whose license is not suspended, revoked, or otherwise restricted by the board or subject to discipline, may apply for retired status, upon application and payment of the fee.
The application shall be on a form prescribed by the Board titled “Application for Retired Status” (Form ARS, New 7/2012), and shall disclose under penalty of perjury whether the licensee has been disciplined by another public agency or been convicted or pled nolo contendere to any violation of any statute in the United States or foreign country.
A license in retired status is not subject to renewal.
The holder of a license in retired status shall not engage in any activity for which an active license is required. Failure to comply with this section is unprofessional conduct and grounds for citation or discipline.
An occupational therapist holding a license in retired status shall be permitted to use the title "occupational therapist, retired" or "retired occupational therapist." An occupational therapy assistant holding a license in retired status shall be permitted to use the title "occupational therapy assistant, retired" or "retired occupational therapy assistant." The designation of retired shall not be abbreviated in any way. Failure to comply with this section is unprofessional conduct and grounds for citation or discipline.
In order to restore his or her license to active status the holder of a license in retired status shall:
A licensee may be granted a license in retired status on no more than two (2) separate occasions.
Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 2570.17
Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 2570.11
Cal. Code Regs., tit. 16 § 4127