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RULE §376.4Requirements for Registered Facilities

(a) Each facility must have a designated OT or OTR-in-charge. A registered facility is required to report the name and license number of the new OT or OTR-in-charge no later than 30 days after the change occurs.

(b) A registered facility must display the registration certificate in a prominent location in the facility where it is available for inspection by the public. A registration certificate issued by the board is the property of the board and must be surrendered on demand by the board.

(c) A registered Occupational Therapy Facility is subject to inspection to verify compliance with the Act and this chapter by authorized personnel of the board at any reasonable time.

(d) An individual or entities that registers a facility under this Rule must notify the board within 30 days of any change to the physical/street address or mailing address or name and pay for a new wall certificate to reflect the physical address change. A change in ownership or type of ownership requires a new registration.

(e) The owner must cancel a facility registration if occupational therapy services will no longer be provided at that facility. To cancel registration the owner must notify the board in writing within 30 days of the termination of occupational therapy services at this facility. If the owner decides to resume the provision of occupational services at a future date, the facility registration may be restored with the previous expiration date by meeting the requirements in §376.8 of this title (relating to Restoration of Registration).

(f) If the owner does not notify the board in writing that there is a termination of occupational therapy services and the facility's registration is expired more than one year, there will be a penalty should the owner want to resume occupational therapy services at the facility at a future date.

(g) Within thirty days of a change in facility ownership, the former owner must notify the Board in writing of the change. The new owner must register the facility under new ownership as required by §376.10 of this title (relating to Change in Occupational Therapy Facility Ownership).

Source Note: The provisions of this §376.4 adopted to be effective October 11, 1994, 19 TexReg 7719; amended to be effective November 4, 1997, 22 TexReg 10755; amended to be effective March 1, 2004, 28 TexReg 9292; amended to be effective August 24, 2008, 33 TexReg 6605; amended to be effective September 7, 2009, 34 TexReg 6125; amended to be effective February 14, 2013, 38 TexReg 676; amended to be effective October 6, 2013, 38 TexReg 6932

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