The State Board of Occupational Therapy Practice (the "Board") operates under the provisions of Title 10 of the Health Occupations Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland. The Board is the licensing authority of occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants in the State of Maryland. The Board is mandated to regulate the practice of Occupational Therapy in Maryland by licensing qualified occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants, establishing fees, maintaining a current roster of all licensees, promulgating regulations for the practice of Occupational Therapy, verification of credentials, issuance of licenses, establish requirements for a verification of completion of continuing education, investigation of complaints based on alleged violations of regulations and statutes, formal and informal disciplining of licensees, create committees as deemed appropriate to advise the Board. The program is 100% special funded. The fund is supported exclusively by revenues generated by licensing fees.
The Board consists of 7 members appointed by the Governor with the advice of the Secretary and advice of the Senate. Four members of the Board are licensed occupational therapists, one member is a licensed occupational therapy assistant, and two members represent the public.
The Board of Occupational Therapy Practice is accepting
applications through February 25, 2019 for the following Board seats:
Interested candidates should carefully review all membership
criteria and the time commitment noted below before applying. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that
all application documents and nomination materials are submitted by February
for members is outlined in the Board statute, Health Occupations §10-202. A link is listed below. Terms are for four
years. The applicant must be actively
licensed, be in good standing with the Board and be a resident of Maryland. Applicants must also have been engaged in the
following for at least 3 of the 5 years immediately prior to appointment:
a) practicing occupational therapy or limited occupational therapy;
b) teaching occupational therapy; or
c) performing research in occupational therapy.
Board member duties:
Please note that all applicants are thoroughly vetted and
may be interviewed by a subject matter expert.
The Governor appoints all board members with the advice of the Secretary
of the Department of Health.
All interested applicants are required to submit
a formal application through the Governor’s Appointments Office website at http://govappointments.maryland.gov/
no later than February 25, 2019.
Please be aware that one of the application documents, Appointee
Exemption Disclosure (AED) form, is required by the Maryland State Ethics
Commission (MSEC) to document any potential conflicts of interest. On the AED form, applicants should request an
employment exemption for all current employment. Applicants that are self-employed, own or
co-own a business should also request a financial exemption on the AED form.
If an applicant is serving in an official capacity with
Board/Association, the applicant should list their role and note their
willingness to resign immediately if appointed to the Health Occupation Board. Applicants
may contact the MSEC at 410-260-7770 with questions or to request guidance.
Please note that the Board statute also requires that applicants be
nominated by MOTA. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by
February 25, 2019 to be included on the nominee list to Governor Hogan.
The nomination is also due by the deadline
for applications. Nominations may be
submitted via e-mail or mail to:
Kim Bennardi, Administrator
Maryland Department of Health
Office of Appointments and Executive
201 W. Preston St. 5th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21201
Any additional questions regarding applications or
nominations may be addressed to Kim Bennardi at email@example.com or
Statute - Membership section for professionals.docx
Board of Occupational Therapy information sheet - 2016.doc
201 W. Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2399
(410) 767-6500 or 1-877-463-3464