SENATE BILL NO. 6267



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State of Washington                               51st Legislature                              1990 Regular Session


By Senators Moore, Nelson, Wojahn, Amondson, Johnson, Smith, Matson, Bauer and Niemi



Read first time 1/10/90 and referred to Committee on  Health & Long Term Care.



AN ACT Relating to regulation of occupational therapy; amending RCW 18.59.090; and repealing RCW 43.131.335 and 43.131.336.




        Sec. 1.  Section 10, chapter 9, Laws of 1984 and RCW 18.59.090 are each amended to read as follows:

          (1) Licenses under this chapter shall be renewed at the time and in the manner determined by the director and with the payment of a renewal fee.  The board ((may)) shall establish requirements for license renewal which provide evidence of continued competency.  The director may provide for the late renewal of a license upon the payment of a late fee in accordance with its rules which may include additional continuing education or examination requirements.

          (2) A suspended license is subject to expiration and may be renewed as provided in this section, but the renewal does not entitle the licensee, while the license remains suspended and until it is reinstated, to engage in the licensed activity, or in any other conduct or activity in violation of the order or judgment by which the license was suspended.  If a license revoked on disciplinary grounds is  reinstated, the licensee, as a condition of reinstatement, shall pay the renewal fee and any applicable late fee.

          (3) Any occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant licensed under this chapter not practicing occupational therapy or providing services may place his or her license in an inactive status.  The director may prescribe requirements for maintaining an inactive status and converting from an inactive or active status.


          NEW SECTION.  Sec. 2.  The following acts or parts of acts are each repealed:

                   (1) Section 2, chapter 296, Laws of 1985 and RCW 43.131.335; and

          (2) Section 3, chapter 296, Laws of 1985 and RCW 43.131.336.

                                                                                                                        Passed the Senate February 6, 1990.


                                                                                                                                       President of the Senate.


                                                                                                                      Passed the House February 26, 1990.


                                                                                                                                         Speaker of the House.