ORTHOTICS PRACTICE ACT
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Creates the Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics Practice Act.
Provides for the licensure of orthotists, pedorthists, and
prosthetists. Amends the Regulatory Sunset Act to repeal the
Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics Practice Act on January 1,
2010. Effective January 1, 2000.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Makes stylistic changes and grammatical corrections.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Deletes everything. Creates the Orthotics, Prosthetics, and
Pedorthics Practice Act. Provides for the licensure of orthotists,
pedorthists, and prosthetists. Creates a Board of Orthotics,
Prosthetics, and Pedorthics consisting of 6 members. Provides that
assistants and technicians shall work under the supervision of a
licensed orthotist or prosthetist. Provides that licensure
requirements shall not be enforced until 12 months after the adoption
of final administrative rules. Amends the Regulatory Agency Sunset Act
to repeal the Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics Practice Act on
January 1, 2010. Effective January 1, 2000.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
Deletes definitions for "registered prosthetist/orthotist
assistant", "registered pedorthic technician", and "registered
prosthetic/orthotic technician". Deletes mention of halo casts in the
definition of "Orthotic and Prosthetic Education Program". Deletes
the provision requiring the Department of Professional Regulation to
issue a quarterly report to the Board of Orthotics, Prosthetics, and
Pedorthics on the status of all complaints filed with the Department.
Provides that the Director of Professional Regulation rather than
the Governor shall appoint the 6 voting members of the Board. Deletes
references to a temporary license. Makes other changes.
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 91-0590
Last action date: 99-08-14
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 2 SENATE - 1
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