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Oklahoma Therapeutic Recreation Specialists

Welcome!

The Oklahoma Therapeutic Recreation Specialists Committee is 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.

According to the Oklahoma Therapeutic Recreation Practice Act, a "therapeutic recreation specialist" means a person licensed to practice therapeutic recreation in the State of Oklahoma.

"Therapeutic recreation" or "recreation therapy" means the specialized application of recreation to assist with the treatment and/or maintenance of the health status, functional abilities, recreational and leisure activities and ultimately quality of life for individuals hospitalized and/or receiving treatment for various diagnoses and individuals with disabilities.

Agendas & Minutes

Meeting Month Agenda (last modified) Results
September 2018 Agenda (09/04/2018) Results
June 2018 Agenda (06/04/2018) Results
March 2018 Agenda (02/27/2018) Results
February 2018 Agenda (02/27/2018) Results
October 2017 Agenda (10/03/2017) Results
August 2017 Agenda (08/22/2017) Results
May 2017 Agenda (05/19/2017) Results
February 2017 Agenda (02/21/2017) 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
INSTRUCTIONS FOR LICENSURE THERAPEUTIC RECREATION SPECIALIST - 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 3 - VERIFICATION OF LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION - updated Feb 26, 2010
Form 5 - VERIFICATION OF SUPERVISION - updated Feb 26, 2010
Extended Background Check (EBC) Consent to Perform Criminal History Background Check in Compliance with the FCRA (Fair Credit Reporting Act)
Application for Modification - submit this form for a Name Change on an existing license along with official documentation (copy of marriage license, divorce decree, etc) and fee.

Laws

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Therapeutic Recreation Practice Act - Title 59 O.S. Section 540.1

Rules

Therapeutic Recreation Specialists - Rules Updated: 09/14/2018

Proposed Rules / Notices

Proposed change to 435:70-1-4(d) removing 3-term limitation on committee members.
Rule Impact Statement - 435:70-1-4 regarding terms of members – removal from Committee (updated 6/26/2017)

Licensing Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I obtain written verification of a license?
    Please use our Online Bill-Pay site to order your license verification letter or you may send a written request with the fee of $25. Verifications that are accompanied by the appropriate fee are processed and mailed daily.
  2. When will I get a renewal notice?
    Although there is no statutory requirement to give notice, the Board does mail renewal notice postcards to your mailing address on file and several emails to email on file starting approximately sixty (60) and thirty (30) days prior to the expiration of a license. Please keep the Board informed of your current mailing and email address at all times. If you did not receive a notice, contact the Board office and a duplicate will be sent. Any renewal post-marked after the expiration date is considered late and the late fee will be required. Not receiving a renewal notice is not grounds for waiving the late fee.
  3. How do I renew my license and update my personal/practice profile to include my address and emails?
    Go to the Licensee/Applicant Login page to see if your profession can renew online. If your profession is not listed please contact the Board immediately.
  4. When and How can I get a new wallet card?
    Go to Print/Download your Wallet Card and login with the same credentials you used to renew online. If you did not renew online and/or your profession is not listed as one that can renew online please contact the Board to obtain your PIN number. You will have access to your current wallet card and your license profile page 24/7. We stopped printing and mailing wallet cards since early 2018.

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