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Oklahoma Orthotists and Prosthetists

Welcome!

The Oklahoma Orthotists and Prosthetists are happy to welcome you to their new website. We hope you find much useful information. We are grateful to the Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision for the support of this site.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call our main office at 405-962-1400.

"Orthosis" means a custom-fabricated or custom-fitted brace or support designed to provide for alignment, correction, or prevention of neuromuscular or musculoskeletal dysfunction, disease, injury, or deformity, not excluding those of the foot; provided, however, "orthosis" does not include soft goods such as fabric or elastic supports, corsets, arch supports, low-temperature plastic splints, trusses, elastic hose, canes, crutches, soft cervical collars, dental appliances, or essentially equivalent devices commonly sold as over-the-counter items requiring no professional advice or judgment in either size selection or use;

"Orthotics" means the science and practice of evaluating, measuring, designing, fabricating, assembling, fitting, adjusting, or servicing an orthosis under a prescription from a licensed physician for the correction or alleviation of neuromuscular or musculoskeletal dysfunction, disease, injury, or deformity;

"Orthotist" means a person who evaluates, measures, designs, fabricates, assembles, fits, adjusts, or services an orthosis as prescribed by a licensed physician for the support or correction of disabilities caused by neuro-musculoskeletal diseases, injuries, or deformities;

"Prosthesis" means an artificial medical device that is not surgically implanted and that is used to replace a missing limb, appendage, or another external human body part including an artificial limb, hand, or foot; provided, however, "prosthesis" does not include artificial eyes, ears, fingers, toes, dental appliances, cosmetic devices such as artificial breasts, eyelashes, or wigs, or other devices that do not have a significant impact on the musculoskeletal functions of the body;

"Prosthetics" means the science and practice of evaluating, measuring, designing, fabricating, assembling, fitting, adjusting, or servicing prostheses under a prescription from a licensed physician;

"Prosthetist" means a person who evaluates, measures, designs, fabricates, fits, or services a prosthesis as prescribed by a licensed physician for the replacement of external parts of the human body lost due to amputation or congenital deformities or absences;

Agendas & Minutes

Meeting Month Agenda (last modified) Results
October 2014 Agenda (10/01/2014)
February 2014 Agenda (02/14/2014) Results
October 2013 Agenda (09/19/2013) Results
July 2013 Agenda (07/12/2013) Results
February 2013 Agenda (02/15/2013) Results

Forms & Resources

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Allied Professionals Registration Click on the link to the left to fill out your Application for licensure Online. This is for New Licenses and Reinstatements only. A PDF containing the instructions may be downloaded below
Application Instructions - updated August 2011.
Evidence of Status Form - New legislation took effect November 1, 2007, requiring the Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision to issue a license only to U.S. citizens, nationals and legal permanent resident aliens; and to applicants who present valid documentary evidence of: A valid, unexpired immigrant or nonimmigrant visa status for admission into the U.S.; A pending or approved application for asylum in the U.S.; Admission into the U.S. in refugee status; A pending or approved application for temporary protected status in the U.S.; Approved deferred action status; or A pending application for adjustment of status to legal permanent residence status or conditional resident status.

Applicants in the above six categories will only be eligible to receive a license card that is valid for the time period of their authorized stay in the U.S., or if there is no date of end to the time period of their authorized stay, for one year. The information will be verified through the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) Program, operated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

In order to verify citizenship or qualified alien status, applicants for licensure by endorsement or examination or for reinstatement of their license, must submit an Evidence of Status Form and the required supporting documentation with their application.

Oath and Photo Page - must accompany all new license applications.
Form 5 - Allied Verification of Supervision
Extended Background Check (EBC) Consent to Perform Criminal History Background Check in Compliance with the FCRA (Fair Credit Reporting Act)

Laws

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Orthotics and Prosthetics Practice Act Title 59 O.S., Section 3001 - 3008 - Last updated 11/1/2010

Rules

Rule Change - 55.5.3 - Continuing Education - Effective 7/11/09
Rules: OKLAHOMA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE TITLE 435. STATE BOARD OF MEDICAL LICENSURE AND SUPERVISION CHAPTER 55. LICENSED ORTHOTISTS AND PROSTHETISTS AND REGISTERED TECHNICIANS AND ASSISTANTS - Amended 06/25/2011

Continuing Education Requirements

435:55-5-3. Continuing education requirements for renewal

(a) Every two years individuals seeking to renew licensure/registration must show proof of current certification by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC) or the Board for Orthotist/Prosthetist Certification (BOC), or obtain continuing education hours as follows:

(1) Orthotists and/or prosthetists must obtain thirty (30) continuing education hours. Dual disciplined licensees must obtain at least fifteen (15) hours in each discipline.

(2) Registered assistants must obtain ten (10) continuing education hours.

(3) Registered technicians must obtain six (6) continuing education hours.

(4) No continuing education hours may be carried over from one compliance period to another.

(b) Any applicant for renewal who cannot meet the requirements for continuing education may make a written request for an extension from the Board. The request shall include a plan for completion of the continuing education requirements within the requested extension period. An extension for a period of up to one calendar year may be granted if circumstances make it impossible or extremely difficult for the applicant to obtain the required continuing education hours. Such circumstances may include, but are not limited to, extended illness, family emergency, etc.

(c) Each applicant is responsible for maintaining evidence/proof/record of participation in a continuing education experience for a minimum of six years. Such proof shall include documented evidence as provided by the American Board for Certification or Board for Orthotist Prosthetist Certification or evidence submitted by the applicant including:

(1) date, place, course title, schedule, presenter(s), etc.,

(2) number of contact hours for activity,

(3) proof of completion, such as abstracts, certificates of attendance, or other certification of completion.

(d) New licentiates or registrants will be required to obtain continuing education hours on a pro rata basis based upon when the license or registration was issued during the accounting period. Furthermore, no continuing education hours will be required during the full calendar year of initial licensure or registration.

(e) The Advisory Committee on Orthotics and Prosthetics shall conduct random audits of the continuing education records of the number of licensees or registrants that time and resources permit. The Committee may appoint a sub-committee to review audits and requests for approval of continuing education experiences and make recommendations to the Committee for disposition.

(f) Penalties for failure to comply with continuing education requirements may be assessed after notice and hearing as required by law. Penalties may include imposition of additional continuing education hours, probation, suspension, or revocation of license or registration.

Licensing Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I obtain written verification of a license?
    Send a written request with the fee of $25. Verifications that are accompanied by the appropriate fee are processed and mailed daily. If a request comes in without the fee it is forwarded to the business office for billing prior to being mailed.
  2. When will I get a renewal notice?
    Although there is no statutory requirement to give notice, the Board does mail renewal notices approximately sixty (60) days prior to the expiration of a license. All notices are mailed to the mailing address we have on file. Please keep the Board informed of your current mailing address at all times. If you did not receive a notice, contact the Board office and a duplicate will be sent. Within the next few months we will start mailing a reminder card thirty (30) days prior to license expiration if you have not renewed. Any renewal post-marked after the expiration date is considered late and the late fee will be required. Not receiving a notice is not grounds for waiving the late fee.
  3. When will I get a new wallet card?
    Renewals are posted daily as they arrive at the Board office. Each Monday, wallet cards are printed and mailed for everyone who renewed the previous week. If you submitted your payment and do not receive a new card within the next couple of weeks, contact the Board office. Please renew early in order to receive your new card prior to the old card expiring.

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