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Texas Occupational Therapy Temporary License
Who is eligible for a temporary license?
To be issued a temporary license, the applicant must:
Supervision of an occupational therapy assistant with a temporary license
A temporary licensee works under the supervision of a licensed occupational therapist who holds a regular license and whose name, license number, and employer information are on file on the Board's Supervision of a Temporary Licensee form.
All documentation completed by an individual holding a temporary license which becomes part of the client’s permanent file must be approved and co-signed by one of the supervising occupational therapist(s).
On-the-Premises Supervision: When providing occupational therapy services, a temporary licensee must have supervision by an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant who is on the premises and holds a regular license.
The temporary licensee must complete supervision hours each month, which must be recorded on the Supervision Log.
Supervision of an occupational therapist with a temporary license
On-the-Premises Supervision: When providing occupational therapy services, a temporary licensee must have supervision by an occupational therapist who is on the premises and holds a regular license.
The temporary licensee must receive supervision each month, which must be recorded on the Temporary Occupational Therapist Licensee Supervision Record. The Supervision Record is kept by the temporary licensee and signed by the occupational therapist(s) when supervision is given. The occupational therapist(s) or employer may request a copy of the Supervision Record.
The temporary licensee is required to complete the following supervision requirements for each employer:
How long does the temporary permit last?
A temporary license shall be valid no longer than 180 days.
What happens if the applicant fails the exam?
If the applicant fails the examination, fails to take the examination during the 90 day window as stated on the Confirmation of Examination Registration and Eligibility to Examine form from NBCOT, or fails to have the score reported, the temporary license is void and must be returned to the Board. An additional temporary license will not be issued.
Tex. Occ. Code § 454.211
3 Tex. Admin. Code §373.2