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North Carolina Occupational Therapy Identification and Notification

Display of License

Each individual who is issued a license shall be issued a license number. Should that number be retired for any reason (such as death, failure to renew the license, or any other reason) that number shall not be reissued. The license and current renewal card must be available for inspection at the licensee's principal place of business.

When providing health care to a patient, a health care practitioner shall wear a badge or other form of identification displaying in readily visible type the individual's name and the license, certification, or registration held by the practitioner. If the identity of the individual's license, certification, or registration is commonly expressed by an abbreviation rather than by full title, that abbreviation may be used on the badge or other identification.

The badge or other form of identification is not required to be worn if the patient is being seen in the health care practitioner's office and, the name and license of the practitioner can be readily determined by the patient from a posted license, a sign in the office, a brochure provided to patients, or otherwise.

Exemption: A licensed person shall be exempted from the requirement if such person notifies the Board in writing that the person's safety or some therapeutic concern requires that only a first name and level of licensure be displayed.

Notice of Information Changes

All licensees shall notify the Board in writing of each change of name, residence, trade name, business address, or mailing address, within ten (10) days of such change.

Advertising

In all advertisements relating to occupational therapy, the occupational therapist's or occupational therapy assistant's name and license number shall be given. A licensee may not advertise under a name that is different from the licensee's surname unless written notice has been filed with the Board. The licensee shall notify the Board of all certificates of assumed name filed with any county register of deeds in compliance with G.S. 66-68.

Citations

N.C. Gen. Stat. ยง 90-640

21 NCAC 38.0301

21 NCAC 38.0401

21 NCAC 38.0402


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