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ABC Model Practice Act

January 2015

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Section 12. Transition Period

(a) Until January 1, (two years after law is effective), a person certified as a Certified Orthotist (CO), Certified Prosthetist (CP) or Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist (CPO) by ABC or holding similar certifications from other certifying bodies with equivalent educational, residency requirements and examination standards may apply for and shall be granted orthotic or prosthetic licensure under this Act upon payment of the required fee. After that date, any applicant for licensure as an orthotist, prosthetist, or prosthetist/orthotist shall meet the requirements of subsection (a) of Section 40 of this Act.

(b) Until January 1, (two years after law is effective), a person certified as a Certified Pedorthist (C.Ped.), a Certified Orthotist (CO) or Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist (CPO) by ABC or holding similar certifications from other certifying bodies with equivalent educational and experience requirements and examination standards may apply for and shall be granted pedorthic licensure under this Act upon payment of the required fee. After that date, any applicant for licensure as a pedorthist shall meet the requirements of subsection (b) of Section 40 of this Act.

(c) Until January 1, (two years after law is effective), a person credentialed as a Certified Orthotic Assistant (COA), a Certified Prosthetic Assistant (CPA) or a Certified Prosthetic /Orthotic Assistant (CPOA) by ABC or holding similar certifications from other certifying bodies with equivalent educational and experience requirements and examination standards may apply for and shall be granted orthotic and/or prosthetic assistant licensure under this Act upon payment of the required fee. After that date, any applicant for licensure as an assistant shall meet the requirements of subsection (a) of Section 45 of this Act.

(d) Until January 1, (two years after law is effective), a person certified as a Certified Fitter-orthotics (CFo) by ABC or holding similar certifications from other certifying bodies with equivalent educational and experience requirements and examination standards may apply for and shall be granted orthotic fitter licensure under this Act upon payment of the required fee. After that date, any applicant for licensure as an orthotic fitter shall meet the requirements of subsection (b) of Section 45 of this Act.

(e) Until January 1, (two years after law is effective), a person certified as a Certified Fitter-mastectomy (CFm) by ABC or holding similar certifications from other certifying bodies with equivalent educational and experience requirements and examination standards may apply for and shall be granted mastectomy fitter licensure under this Act upon payment of the required fee. After that date, any applicant for licensure as a mastectomy fitter shall meet the requirements of subsection (c) of Section 45 of this Act.

(f) Until January 1, (two years after law is effective), a person certified as a Certified Fitter-therapeutic shoes (CFts) by ABC or holding similar certifications from other certifying bodies with equivalent educational and experience requirements and examination standards may apply for and shall be granted therapeutic shoe fitter licensure under this Act upon payment of the required fee. After that date, any applicant for licensure as a therapeutic shoe fitter shall meet the requirements of subsection (d) of Section 45 of this Act.

(g) Until January 1, (two years after law is effective), a person credentialed as a Certified Orthotic Technician (CTO), a Certified Prosthetic Technician (CTP) or a Certified Prosthetic/Orthotic Technician (CTPO) by ABC or holding similar certifications from other certifying bodies with equivalent educational and experience requirements and examination standards may apply for and shall be granted technician licensure under this Act upon payment of the required fee. After that date, any applicant for licensure as a technician shall meet the requirements of subsection (e) of Section 45 of this Act.

(h) On and after January 1, (two years after law is effective), no person shall practice orthotics, prosthetics or pedorthics in this State or hold himself or herself out as being able to practice in the profession, unless he or she is licensed in accordance with this Act.