Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1155-04-.16 - "GRANDFATHER" PROVISIONS FOR LICENSURE

(1) Until January 1, 2008, a person certified by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics, Inc., with the title of Certified Orthotist (CO), Certified Prosthetist (CP), or Certified Orthotist-Prosthetist (CPO) or The Board for Orthotist/Prosthetist Certification with the title of Board of Orthotic Certification - Orthotist (BOCO) or Board of Certification -Prosthetist (BOCP) or holding similar certifications from other accrediting bodies with equivalent educational requirements and examination standards may apply for and may be granted orthotic or prosthetic licensure upon payment of the required fee. After that date, any applicant for initial licensure as an orthotist or a prosthetist shall meet the requirements of these rules regarding licensure.
(2) Until January 1, 2008, a person certified as a Certified Pedorthist (CPED) by the Board of Certification in Pedorthics, Inc., or a person certified as a CO, CP or CPO by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics, Inc. or certified as a BOCO or BOCP by the Board for Orthotist/Prosthetist Certification or holding similar certifications from other accrediting bodies with equivalent educational requirements and examination standards may apply for and may be granted pedorthic licensure upon payment of the required fee. After that date, any applicant for initial licensure as a pedorthist shall meet the requirements of these rules regarding licensure.
(3) Until January 1, 2007, a person who has practiced full-time for a minimum of the past five (5) years in a prosthetic/orthotics facility as an orthotist or prosthetist or in a pedorthics facility as a pedorthist may file an application with the Board and may be issued a license to practice orthotics, prosthetics, or pedorthics without examination, upon payment of the required fee and after the Board has completed an investigation of the applicant's work history. The investigation may include, but is not limited to, completion by the applicant of a questionnaire regarding the applicant's work history and scope of practice. A "facility" is the business location where orthotics, prosthetic, or pedorthic care is provided and which has the appropriate clinical and laboratory space and equipment to provide such care.

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Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1155-04-.16
Original rule filed July 13, 2006; effective September 26, 2006.

Authority: T.C.A. ยงยง 4-5-202, 4-5-204, 63-3-106, 63-3-202, 63-3-203, and 63-3-205.

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