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New Jersey Occupational Therapy Inactive Status

Inactive

The director may grant inactive license status to a licensee who:

    • Is not actively practicing as an occupational therapist or an occupational therapy assistant;
    • Does not represent himself as an occupational therapist or an occupational therapy assistant; and
    • Completes any continuing education requirements which may be established by the director, in consultation with the council.

Reinstatement of Inactive License

Less than five years

A licensee who has been inactive for a period of less than five (5) years may, upon application to the Council, change from inactive to active status upon submission of the following:

    • A completed renewal application;
    • The renewal fee for the current biennial period; and
    • An affidavit of employment listing each job held during the period the licensee was inactive, including the name, address and telephone number of each employer.

Five years or more

A licensee who has been inactive for a period of five (5) years or more may, upon application to the Council, change from inactive to active status upon submission of the following:

    • A completed renewal application;
    • The renewal fee for the current biennial period;
    • An affidavit of employment listing each job held during the period the licensee was inactive, including the name, address and telephone number of each employer; and
    • Evidence that the licensee has maintained competency by either having completed course work in occupational therapy during the period of time he or she was inactive or having been continuously and actively engaged in the licensed practice of occupational therapy in another jurisdiction. A licensee who fails to demonstrate that he or she has maintained competency while on inactive status may be subject to an examination or other requirements as determined by the Council prior to being permitted to return to active practice.

Citation

N.J.S.A. § 45:9-37.68

N.J.A.C § 13:44K-8.7

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