Occupational therapy assistants; licensing and regulation. (SB134)

Introduced By

Sen. Edd Houck (D-Spotsylvania)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Occupational therapy assistants; licensing and regulation. Requires occupational therapy assistants to be licensed by the Board of Medicine. However, a person who has graduated from a duly accredited occupational therapy assistant education program may practice with the title "Occupational Therapy Assistant, License Applicant" or "O.T.A., Applicant" until he has taken and received the results of any examination required by the Board or until six months from the date of graduation, whichever occurs sooner. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/03/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 084492244
01/03/2008Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/16/2008Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
01/17/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB134)
01/24/2008Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2008Read second time and engrossed
01/29/2008Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2008Communicated to House
02/12/2008Placed on Calendar
02/12/2008Read first time
02/12/2008Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/19/2008Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2008Read second time
02/21/2008Read third time
02/21/2008Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/21/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N)
02/25/2008Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB134ER)
02/25/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB134ER)
02/25/2008Signed by Speaker
02/26/2008Signed by President
03/02/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 88 (effective 7/1/08)
03/02/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 89 (effective 7/1/08)
03/04/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0089)