ABC Model Administrative Rules

December 2021


Section 5. Application for an Orthotist License

(a) Any person seeking an orthotist license pursuant to Section 55 (Transition Period) of the Act shall file an application with the (Agency) on forms provided by the (Agency).  The application shall include the following:

(1) Either:

A) Until January 1, (two years after law is effective), proof of current Certification as a Certified Orthotist (CO) or Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist (CPO) from ABC; or

B) Within 60 days of the effective date of this Part, an applicant may submit proof of seven years of   experience in orthotics as defined in Section 10 of the Act;

(i) At least three affidavits from referring physicians licensed under the Medical Practice Act;

(ii) Experience shall be full-time in an orthotic/prosthetic facility.  Full-time is defined as 30 hours per week. (Part-time experience may be accepted if done in combination with prosthetic and/or  pedorthic experience.);

    (iii) Verification of orthotic experience;

(2) A complete work history form provided by the (Agency);

(3) The fee required in Section 80 of this Part;

(4) Certification, on forms provided by the (Agency), from the State or territory of the United States in which the  applicant was originally licensed and the State in which the applicant is currently licensed, if applicable,     stating:

A) The time during which the applicant was licensed in that jurisdiction, including the date of the original issuance of the license;

B) Whether the file on the applicant contains any record of disciplinary actions taken or pending.

(b) Any person seeking an orthotist license other than in subsection (a) of this Section shall file an application with the (Agency) on forms provided by the (Agency).  The application shall include the following:

(1) Proof of a CAAHEP accredited degree in an orthotic and prosthetic program; and

(2) Proof of a residency set forth in Section 65;

(3) Verification of successful completion of the orthotist examinations set forth in Section 15;

(4) The required fee specified in Section 80 of this Part.

(c) When the accuracy of any submitted documentation or the relevance or sufficiency of the course work or experience is questioned by the (Agency) or the Board because of lack of information, discrepancies or conflicts in information given or a need for clarification, the applicant seeking licensure shall be requested to:

(1) Provide such information as may be necessary; and/or

(2) Appear for an interview before the Board to explain such relevance or sufficiency, clarify information or clear  up any discrepancies or conflicts in information.