The board’s mission is to protect the public through effective licensure and enforcement of the statutes and rules governing the practice of occupational therapy to reasonably ensure a standard of competent and ethical practice.
As you may or may not be aware, in 2017, the legislature passed a bill to transition all occupational therapy licensing from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) to a newly formed health licensing board: the Minnesota Board of Occupational Therapy Practice (BOTP). The Minnesota Board of Occupational Therapy Practice went into effect January 1, 2018. A Board has been appointed and final preparatory steps are being completed to support this transition. MDH and the BOTP are working hard to support an effective transition of licensing responsibilities.
As of April 19, 2018, the BOTP will assume responsibility for all aspects of occupational therapy licensing and enforcement.