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License Renewal, Name Change, Address updates are now managed from the state of Ohio eLicense portal

 

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"Get Ready for Renewal" notice - License Sub-type #1

"Get Ready for Renewal" notice  - License Sub-types #2 & #3

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Click here for instructions on adding a new Scope or Practice (coming soon)

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Update Your Information

Are you a licensee whose name, place of business or address needs updating? Just send us an email with the new information. As per ORC 4779-2-03, for name changes please be sure to include a notarized personal affidavit or any certified court documents indicating the change.

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License Renewal:

Full practitioner licenses (Licenses expiring January 31st) are renewed annually; the effective period is from February 1st of one year to January 31st of the following year. Renewal information will be sent by email at intervals of 60 days, 30 days, and 15 days prior to license expiration date. If you have not received or cannot locate your online registration or renewal information, please contact the Board.

Temporary licenses are renewed annually on the anniversary of their issuance, and can only be renewed once.  If your license is soon to expire and you have not received a renewal mailing and/or email, please contact the Board office.

Temporary license holders who have already renewed once but not yet completed the requirements for a full license are required to submit a new application for temporary licensure prior to the expiration of their current temporary license. 

Renewal of Multiple Licenses:

Some licensees hold two separate licenses, both of which must be renewed. In previous years, the Board has administratively offered a discount for the second full license renewal. Effective with the 2016 renewal cycle which begins December 1, 2015, the Board will no longer offer the 'two to renew' discount. Licensees who hold both an LP and an LO license should consider applying for a consolidated LPO if they meet current standards or expect to pay the full renewal price of $400 per license renewed.

To apply for an LPO, please supply documentation and required application fee along with the LPO application provided for in the new eLicense portal, linked from the Applicants page.

(Note: This only applies to holders of separate full licenses, not holders of a combined LPO license.)

Continuing Education:

According to statutory language, OPPCE units must first be reported to the Board at the time of a licensee's 4th renewal, and subsequently every 3rd license renewal thereafter.

Ohio license numbers which display with a "dash-one ( - 1)" tag on the license look-up link to the Ohio eLicense Center will be required to attest to accrual of at least the minimum number of required CE units gained between January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2016 for the license renewal due January 31, 2017.

Licensees subject to reporting during the January 31, 2017 renewal cycle will receive a reminder with their 2017 renewal informational mailing, to be issued in November 2016.

  • For a table matching first issue year with license renewal reporting cycle, click here.

ORC § 4779.20 - Renewal provides as follows regarding the number of hours that will be required for reporting over the course of the 3-year reporting cycle:

Licensed as an Orthotist or Prosthetist: 45 CE Units

Licensed as an Orthotist and Prosthetist: 75 CE Units

Licensed as a Pedorthist: 33 CE Units


More Info:

Click here for a two-page excerpt of the statutory rules and language regarding OPPCE.

Click here for the Rule language governing OPPCE Accrual Deficiency and Remediation.

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Governor Kasich’s Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force is thrilled to share our updated, revamped online human trafficking training for licensees of boards and commissions. The new 50 minute video features up-to-date information about the signs and indicators of human trafficking and who is impacted in Ohio, interviews with responders and survivors, and how you can help make a difference. Importantly, you can receive 1 CE hour for viewing the updated training and completing a short quiz. To receive credit for your board or commission, all you have to do is:

  1. Visit http://humantrafficking.ohio.gov to access the training
  2. Click the first yellow button on the left that says “Human Trafficking Training- earn 1.0 CE Hour of Training”
  3. Complete Steps 1-3 outlined on the page
Report Unlicensed Practice:

Ohio Revised Code Chapter 4779 – the Ohio Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics Practice Act – regulates the provision of these specialized medical devices when they are delivered as part of a healthcare treatment plan based on a patient-specific prescription.  Items that are provided on a strictly retail, off-the-shelf, point-of-sale basis without a prescription are not within the scope of the intent or the letter of the Practice Act.

NO LICENSE REQUIRED EXAMPLE: 

A consumer goes into a local retail pharmacy or other retail establishment, purchases an elastic knee brace or a simple wrist splint, pays for it, takes it home and uses according to package directions:  that’s personal care, not health care within the meaning of this law. The retail clerk does not need a license from this Board to dispense (sell) the item.

LICENSE REQUIRED EXAMPLE:

A consumer's treating doctor makes a diagnosis of a condition that requires a certain type of device and writes a prescription that needs to get filled; chances are that condition requires assistance in fitting, modification or customization of the device by a trained professional educated appropriately and oriented toward providing rehabilitative care as part of a treatment team.  That’s where the added value of a licensed orthotist, prosthetist or pedorthist providing the device, fitting the device, adjusting or modifying the device or customizing it to fit a consumer's particular condition, rehabilitation goals and body part or shape comes into the picture.  A licensed provider documents medical need, takes care in measuring for and fitting the device, may confer with the consumer's doctor or rehab therapist, and follows up after the fitting to assure the device works as intended.

IS THERE AN ISSUE WITH WHICH YOU NEED ASSISTANCE?

A complaint requires an identified complainant.  The Board does not process complaints made only by telephone or sent anonymously.  Use our standard complaint form to make a written complaint.   Have a question, but not necessarily a complaint?  Send an email, or give us a call.  Please be advised that if you do want to make a complaint, your concerns must be submitted to the Board in a signed writing; any documentation providing evidence of the situation should be submitted and is helpful to the process.

The State Board of Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics
Mark B. Levy, Director
77 S. High St., 18th Floor  •  Columbus, OH 43215-6108
Tel: (614) 466-1157   •  Fax: (614) 387-7347   •  Email Us