In order to protect their health and well-being and that of their families, Occupational Therapy Board staff are telecommuting until further notice. We continue to work regular office hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) from home and are able to receive phone calls (which are forwarded to our cell phones) and emails.
The customer service window at 1740 West Adams Street is closed until further notice. Please do not bring applications, documents, or payments to the building, as there is nobody available to accept them. You are encouraged to submit all documents online. If you are unable to do so, please mail them via US Mail. DO NOT MAIL CASH.
We ask that you have patience during this critical time. Many executive orders have been issued and we are doing our best to adapt our processes as quickly as possible. We have also received more than the normal number of emails and voicemails and are doing our best to respond in a timely manner. If you have sent an email regarding telemedicine and have not received a response, please read the information under Executive Order 2020-15 below for up-to-date information.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020-15 EXPANSION OF TELEMEDICINE
News Release | Executive Order 2020-15
Board staff received clarification on this order from the Governor's office on 3/26/2020. This order includes occupational therapy assistants, as item 6 states telehealth services may be provided by "any Arizona licensed healthcare provider type including but not limited to...". Item 9 means that the practice of occupational therapy is the same as it was before telemedicine was allowed. Any treatments you were not authorized to provide before telemedicine are still not authorized.
For information regarding the practice of telemedicine, please refer to Arizona Revised Statutes Title 36: Chapter 36.
Please do not contact Board members, as they are not able to speak for the Board outside of Board meetings. Questions can be emailed to [email protected], or you can call Karen Whiteford at (602) 284-7433.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020-17 CONTINUITY OF WORK
News Release | Executive Order 2020-17
Executive Order 2020-17 helps licensed professionals in the state stay licensed and defers certain requirements for six months.
ABOTE is complying with this executive order by:
- Giving six-month license extensions to those who cannot complete their continuing education in time because of COVID-19
- Issuing six-month provisional licenses to new graduates that cannot take the NBCOT exam because the testing centers are closed
- Issuing six-month provisional licenses to those applying for a new license who cannot obtain fingerprints
Request COVID-19 Fee Waiver Request License Expiration Date Extension