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FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 666

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NOS. I AND 2

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 20, TITLE 24 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE (Three-fifths of all members elected to each House thereof concurring therein):

Section I. Amend §2005, Chapter 20, Title 24 of the Delaware Code by adding the following sentence at the end of subsection (e): In addition Board Members may receive mileage."

Section 2. Amend §2006, Chapter 20, Title 24 of the Delaware Code by striking the

figure "1" as the same appears In subsection (a), and substituting the figure "2" In lieu thereof.

Section 3. Amend §2012(a), Chapter 20, Title 24, of the Delaware Code by striking the words of the sum of $100." and by substituting In lieu thereof the following:

of a fee which shall approximate and reasonably reflect all costs necessary to defray the expenses of the Board."

Section 4. Amend Chapter 20, Title 24 of the Delaware Code by adding thereto a new section, designated as §20I8, which new section shall read as follows:

§2018. Temporary License.

(a) Upon submission to the Board of a written application on forms provided by it, the Board may Issue a temporary license to an applicant who has applied for licensure under this title and who Is, In the judgment of the Board, eligible to take the examination provided for In §2009 of this title. In case of occupational therapists or occupational therapy assistants, such temporary licensure may be available to an applicant only with respect to his or her first application for licensure; and the applicant may only use the temporary licensure while under the direct supervision of a licensed occupational

therapist. In all cases, such temporary license shall expire automatically In the event the applicant falls the examination; and, upon such expiration, the temporary license shall be surrendered to the 8oard. A temporary license may be renewed only once.

(b) Upon payment to the Board of a fee and the submission of a written application on forms provided by it, the Board, in its discretion, may Issue a temporary license to practice occupational therapy in this State, to an applicant who has passed the examination approved by the American Occupational Therapy Association and who provides evidence to the Board that such applicant Is in this State on a temporary basis to assist In a medical emergency or to engage In a special project or teaching assignment relating to occupational therapy practice. Such temporary license shall expire at the end of 1 year from the date of its issuance; provided however, that it may be renewed by the Board for a period of 1 additional year. Upon expiration of the temporary license without renewal, the temporary license shall be surrendered to the Board."

Section 5. All certified occupational therapy assistants and registered occupational therapists now practicing In this State as of the effective date of this Act will be licensed upon filing the application and paying the appropriate fees for such license.