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TITLE 40SOCIAL SERVICES AND ASSISTANCE
PART 12TEXAS BOARD OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY EXAMINERS
CHAPTER 376REGISTRATION OF FACILITIES
RULE §376.6Renewal of Registration Application

(a) An individual or entity registered as a facility under this chapter must renew its registration annually. Licensee may not provide occupational therapy services in a facility if the registration is not current. The Board will maintain a secure resource for verification of registration status and expiration date on its website.

(b) Requirements to renew a facility are:

  (1) a renewal signed by the owner, managing partner or officer, or a person authorized by the owner to complete the form and the OT or OTR-in-charge;

  (2) a list of all occupational therapy practitioners working at the facility;

  (3) the renewal fee as set by the Executive Council, and any late fees, which may be due; and

  (4) an Occupational Therapist-in-Charge form with the signature of the occupational therapist, if the Therapist-in-Charge has changed.

(c) The annual renewal date of a facility registration is the last day of the month in which the registration was originally issued, or as synchronized with the first facility registered by an owner. The owner of OT facilities may request that the renewal date of the OT facilities be synchronized with the PT facilities in the same locations.

(d) The board will notify the facility at least 30 days before the registration expiration date. An individual or entity offering occupational therapy bears the responsibility for ensuring that the registration is renewed. Failure to receive a renewal notice from the board does not exempt the requirement to pay the renewal fee in a timely manner.

(e) Occupational therapy services may not be provided at a facility without a current facility registration. The current registration expiration date as displayed on the board's website is considered evidence of the current registration.

(f) Late Renewal. A facility renewing after the expiration date, must submit all the items listed in subsection (b) of this section plus the late fee which is determined as:

  (1) One day late to 90 days late--a late fee equal to half the renewal fee, plus the renewal fee.

  (2) More than 90 days to less than one year late--a late fee equal to the renewal fee, plus the renewal fee.

  (3) A facility late more than one year must follow the requirements set out in §376.8 of this title (relating to Restoration of Registration).

  (4) An owner may not register a new facility in lieu of renewal of a previously registered facility at the same location.


Source Note: The provisions of this §376.6 adopted to be effective October 11, 1994, 19 TexReg 7719; amended to be effective March 1, 2004, 28 TexReg 9292; amended to be effective November 1, 2006, 31 TexReg 6803; amended to be effective September 7, 2009, 34 TexReg 6125; amended to be effective March 21, 2010, 35 TexReg 2314; amended to be effective June 10, 2012, 37 TexReg 4070; amended to be effective February 14, 2013, 38 TexReg 676

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