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North Carolina Occupational Therapy License Exemptions

Education Program

Occupational therapists or occupational therapy assistants licensed in other jurisdictions who are consulting, teaching or participating in special occupational therapy education projects, demonstrations or courses in this State, provided their evaluation and treatment of patients is minimal.

Exemption for short term practice

The practice of occupational therapy by an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant licensed in another jurisdiction who comes into the State, whether in person or by use of any electronic or other medium, on an irregular basis, to consult with a North Carolina licensed occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant or to consult with faculty at an academic facility about education and training. This shall not apply to occupational therapists or occupational therapy assistants residing in a neighboring state and regularly practicing in this State.

Working for the Federal Government

Any person employed as an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant by the government of the United States, if he or she provides occupational therapy solely under the direction or control of the organization by which he or she is employed.


N.C. Gen. Stat. 90-270.81

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