Businesses and Professions

CHAPTER 5-59.1
Rhode Island Orthotics and Prosthetics Practices

SECTION 5-59.1-17

   § 5-59.1-17  Advisory Board of orthotics and prosthetics practice – Composition – Appointment and terms – Powers and duties. – (a) There is hereby created an advisory licensing board to review applications for licensure to obtain a license as an orthotist or prosthetist pursuant to this chapter of the general laws. The review of each applicant's licensing shall require that the applicant have completed an NCOPE (National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education); accredited residency under a board certified practitioner in the respective discipline; and meet all of the requirements of the chapter. The board shall conduct its interviews and/or investigation and shall report its findings to the director of the department of health.

   (b) The licensing board shall be composed of three (3) persons: the director of the department of health, or his or her designee; one board certified Rhode Island state licensed prosthetist; and one board certified Rhode Island state licensed orthotist. The board certified orthotist and the board certified prosthetist shall be certified by the American Board of Certification in orthotics and prosthetics and licensed by the State of Rhode Island, shall serve for three (3) year terms and shall be selected by the board of directors of the Rhode Island Society of Orthotists and Prosthetists, Inc. The members of the board shall serve without compensation.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2011, ch. 262, § 1; P.L. 2011, ch. 268, § 1.)