The purpose of the Kentucky Board of Licensure for Occupational Therapy (KBLOT) is to administer and enforce the statutory authority and to monitor the needs of the consuming public. The board examines and licenses all eligible candidates for entry into the profession of occupational therapy. It recommends appropriate changes in the law to assure fairness and equality. The board conducts formal hearings when necessary and prosecutes by due process any violators of KRS 319A.
The board is a self-supporting agency and receives no General Fund tax appropriation. It is funded entirely through fees assessed for licensing its professionals.
May 18, 2016, Please Read and Print this Notice HERE
With our new online system and database, it has become necessary to
Assign everyone a new six digit license number.
The old number will be called a Legacy License number. You can go to your Board’s website or through Occupation & Profession web site and print out a card or certificate after creating a new USER Account and a new password. Your existing number is stored for reference and searching purposes and will be displayed within the system and on public documents showing your current license status.
Please do not use a “FAVORITE” button or previously stored shortcut as it most likely will take you to the OLD System which is no longer up and viewable for verifications.
NEW USER ID and PASSWORD Creation is Required: As part of this new system, you will be required to create a new User ID and password that you will keep indefinitely. This will be the only User ID and password required for renewal applications, checking historical data, changing addresses, name, email, and for all business and personal information.
Online verification is available as well as printable cards. You can go to your Board’s website or through Occupation & Profession web site and print out a new card. Both Legacy license number and your new license number will be shown. Please visit the site today and create your User Account, http://dop.ky.gov click agencies, click Occupation & Profession.
The change to a new License Number was necessary and unavoidable due to the 25,000 plus license numbers and four major problems: The first issue was that historically O&P created and maintained manually duplicate numbers within separate boards. This practiced carried over into the last two failed systems which is part of the problems and costs licensees and O&P have had within our old system. The second issue is 25,000 license numbers ranging from 4 digits to 14 digits, where some had 2 to 4 prefix letters, some were hyphened and others not, thus creating too many variations to manage, display or run necessary Board reports such as audits. Furthermore, the third problem solved, with this immediate change, is to allow those license holders with payers, requiring a licensee to provide an active license number, the opportunity to make those changes today. Although the Occupations and Professions system will display both numbers, we cannot guarantee some payers will accept the Legacy Number terminology as the same thing as an Active License Number. The fourth issue is computer systems cannot route a program using two different terms to mean the same thing, therefore the old number will now be a Legacy License Number available for search purposes, letterhead or other uses not involved in medical payer requirements.
Both Legacy License Number and License Number will reflect your status: Active or Expired.
Please begin today to plan a transition to using your new number. As additional information become available, our office will communicate to licensees via emails you have created above.
Website notice from April 15, 2016 click HERE
Information regarding KRS 210.366 - Training program in suicide assessment, treatment, and management can be found by clicking here.
The board is in the promulgation process for changes to many of the Kentucky Administrative Regulations (KARs) that correspond to 319A Kentucky Revised Statute (KRS) and the practice of occupational therapy within the state.
One change that will have immediate impact for individuals licensed to practice occupational therapy under 319A KRS is new regulation wording of 201 KAR 28:200 that pertains to KRS 210.366 --Training program in suicide assessment, treatment, and management -- Administrative regulations. This KRS can be found at: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/statutes/chapter.aspx?id=38158.
The board is accepting applications for continuing education programs related to this change and will post approved continuing education programs on the board’s webpage as they become available.
If an individual obtains suicide training prior to Oct. 31, 2015 it shall count towards this year’s continuing competence hours, after this date, it shall count towards the 2016 renewal process, yet shall be completed and submitted to KBLOT before July 31, 2016 in order to meet the requirements of KRS 210.366.
Note: Please be advised that the board is unable to accept electronic transcripts at this time. You are required to send an official sealed transcript by mail. The board regrets any inconvenience this may cause.
The Office of Occupations and Professions suggests completing your renewal at least two weeks prior to your expiration date.