The American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics Inc. announced it has updated its Model State Licensure Practice Act, Administrative Rules and Handbook for individuals considering licensure in their state.
The tools are meant to assist with the implementation of a contemporary licensure act that creates standards to provide for patient protection, according to an American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics Inc. (ABC) press release.
“These revised licensure resources offer those interested in O&P state licensure an excellent template from which to begin the process,” Cathy Carter, ABC’s executive director, stated in the release. “We appreciate the hard work of ABC volunteers who contributed to updating and refining these resources.”
The newly revised Model Licensure Handbook includes information on initiating licensure in a non-licensure state, writing a bill, generating support, lobbying legislators and navigating the regulatory process. It also includes a sample legislative handout. The Model State Licensure Act, Rules and Handbook are available at the ABC website.