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ABC State Licensure Handbook

January 2015

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State Licensure Handbook

The ABC State Licensure Handbook will aid you on your journey through the process of enacting meaningful orthotic and prosthetic licensing and regulations. State licensure compliance can be easy as well as beneficial to your business and profession. With the enactment of appropriate state licensing, malpractice, fraud, abuse and other improper O&P care will decline in the state. In addition, the profession will have the opportunity for better relationships with State Agencies and most importantly, patients will have an added measure of protection and security. Licensing will ensure patients receive O&P services from orthotic and prosthetic professionals who have met initial qualifications and who have ongoing licensure requirements.

The ABC Model O&P Licensure Bill can be an important tool for drafting the licensure law in your state. It is the framework to provide a working draft, subject to changing times, by which O&P practitioners and state governments can work together. The Model Licensure Bill is the result of the collective experiences of O&P professionals and regulators coming together and sharing the essence of what actually works in state licensing laws.