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New York OT License Exemptions

Exemption for short term practice

Any occupational therapist who is licensed in another state, United States possession or country or who has received at least a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent in occupational therapy and who is either in this state for the purposes of

  • Consultation, provided such practice is limited to such consultation; or
  • An occupational therapist authorized to practice in another state or country from conducting a teaching clinical demonstration in connection with a program of basic clinical education, graduate education or post graduate education in an approved school of occupational therapy or its affiliated clinical facility or health care agency or before a group of licensed occupational therapists; or
  • Because he or she resides near a border of this state, provided such practice is limited in this state to the vicinity of such border and said occupational therapist does not maintain an office or place to meet patients or receive calls in this state.

Working for the Federal Government

An employee of a federal agency from using the title or practicing as an occupational therapist insofar as such activities are required by his salaried position and the use of such title shall be limited to such employment.

State or Municipal Employment

The following people from working under the direct supervision of a licensed occupational therapist: An individual employed by the state or municipal government at the effective date of this article who performs supportive services in occupational therapy solely for the time such person continues in that employment.


NY EDN Law 156 §7906

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