LicensureAOPA supports O&P licensure, through the enactment of well-crafted licensure bills. Below are two existing laws that may be used as a starting point for writing licensure legislation. If you use these as guides, you will need to modify it to your own state's requirements.
In addition, we have a provided links to various existing state licensure acts.
PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS (225 ILCS 84/) Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics Practice Act
PROFESSIONS RELATED TO USE OF CERTAIN MEDICAL EQUIPMENT
Alabama - Board of Prosthetists and Orthotists (2002)
Arkansas - Board of Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics (2008)
Florida - Board of Orthotists and Prosthetists (2007)
Georgia - Composite Board of Medical Examiners (2006)
Illinois - Department of Professional Regulation Orthotics & Prosthetics Licensure (2000)
Kentucky - Board of Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Pedorthics
New Jersey - Orthotics & Prosthetics Board of Examiners (1991)
Ohio - State Board of Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics (2000)
Oklahoma - Board of Medical Licensure (2001)Pennsylvania - State Board of Medicine (2012)Rhode Island - Division of Health Professions and Regulation, Department of Health (2007)
Tennessee - Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners (2007)
Texas - Board of Orthotics & Prosthetics (1999)
Washington - State Department of Health (1997)