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Georgia Occupational Therapy Unprofessional Conduct

The board shall, after notice and opportunity for hearing, have the power to deny or refuse to renew, suspend, or revoke the license of, or impose a fine or probationary conditions upon, any licensee who has been guilty of unprofessional conduct which has endangered or is likely to endanger the health, welfare, or safety of the public. Such unprofessional conduct includes:

    • Obtaining or attempting to obtain a license by fraud, misrepresentation, or concealment of material facts;
    • Being guilty of unprofessional conduct as defined by the rules and regulations established by the board; or
    • Being convicted of a crime other than minor offenses defined as "minor misdemeanors," "violations," or "offenses" in any court if the acts for which he was convicted are found by the board to have a direct bearing on whether he should be entrusted to serve the public in the capacity of an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant.

Unprofessional Conduct

    • Obtaining or attempting to obtain a license by fraud, misrepresentation, or concealment of material facts;
    • Violating the ethics of occupational therapy as set forth by the Georgia Board of Occupational Therapy;
    • Being grossly negligent in the practice of occupational therapy or as an occupational therapy assistant;
    • Using drugs or intoxicating liquors to the extent that these effect the licensee's professional competence;
    • Practicing occupational therapy after being adjudged mentally incompetent by a court of competent jurisdiction;
    • Being convicted of a crime other than minor offenses defined as "minor misdemeanors", "violations" or "offenses" in any court if the acts for which he or she was convicted are found by the Board to have a direct bearing on whether he or she should been trusted to serve the public in the capacity of an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant;
    • Using or holding yourself out as being able to utilize occupational therapy techniques involving physical agent modalities when not certified by the Board to use physical agent modalities;
    • Having committed any other conduct which ordinary and reasonable individuals would consider unprofessional.
    • Failing to adhere to the provisions of the 'Consumer Information and Awareness Act' as codified in O.C.G.A. § 43-1-33.

Citation

Ga. Code Ann. § 43-28-13

Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. 671-4-.02


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