IRRC will consider five regulations at its June 20th meeting.  To ensure an orderly meeting and thorough consideration of all public input, we kindly ask all speakers to sign up in advance and submit a written copy of their remarks by 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 18th (48 hours prior to the meeting). If any speaker has not yet registered or submitted their remarks, please do so as soon as possible.  We will first provide an opportunity to speak, as time allows, to those who have pre-registered and submitted advance copies of their remarks. If time remains, other attendees will have an opportunity.  Requests to speak/written statements can be sent to 

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Regulation #16A-677: Continuing Competency

Establishes continued competency requirements for occupational therapists and adds fees for continued competency providers and course approvals.

Regulation Details
IRRC Number 2892 Proposed Regulation Received March 25, 2011
Agency Name State Board of Occupational Therapy Education and Licensure PA Bulletin Publish Date April 09, 2011
Regulation Status Final-Form Close of Public Comment May 09, 2011
PA Code 49 Pa. Code Chapter 42 Final Due By May 09, 2013
Analysts Assigned Scott R. Schalles  (SRS)
Fiona E. Wilmarth  (FEW)
IRRC Comments Due June 08, 2011
Final-Form Regulation Received April 08, 2013
Public Meeting Date May 16, 2013
Published as Final June 22, 2013
Actions Taken
IRRC Approval May 16, 2013
Senate Committee Deems Regulation Approved May 15, 2013
House Committee Approves the Final Regulation At First Meeting April 24, 2013

  • Proposed Regulation
  • Final Regulation
  • Related Documents

Public Comments on Proposed Regulation

June 27, 2011

June 27, 2011

May 9, 2011

May 9, 2011

May 9, 2011

Legislative Comments (on the Proposed and Final Regulation)

April 25, 2013

May 25, 2011

IRRC Comments on Proposed Regulation

June 8, 2011

Public Comments on Final Regulation

There are currently no public comments on the final regulation.


Legislative Comments (on the Proposed and Final Regulation)

HPLC April 25, 2013

IRRC Order(s)

APPROVAL May 16, 2013

In addition to comments, IRRC occasionally receives other correspondence and written materials from state agencies and the legislature regarding pending regulations. These documents can be found on this portion of our website.

BETH GEORGE June 22, 2011
FORM LETTER GROUP 1 3 June 22, 2011
FORM LETTER GROUP 3 6 June 22, 2011
FORM LETTER GROUP 3 1-5 June 15, 2011