Professional License Defense for Bridgeport Occupational Therapist

Occupational therapists (OTs) in Bridgeport work with people of all ages, from premature babies, young children to adults in midlife and seniors. Therapists will look at how a patient completes any kind of activity or task, and come up with a plan to improve the way they do it to make it easier or less painful. 

When They Can Strip You of Your Career

In order to become an OT in Bridgeport you will first need to obtain a relevant bachelor’s degree. This means, depending on the type of graduate program you want to go into,  that you need to either graduate with an OT major or a major in a related field such as health science, kinesiology etc. After undergraduate school, students must then pursue a master’s degree in OT in order to qualify to licensure it is required. The degree must be approved by the American Occupational Therapy Association, and requires both classroom learning and field work. In order to begin practicing you must then pass the National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapy Examination. This will allow you to get your license. However, there are situations where this license may be taken away. Common issues include:

Unethical conduct, such as sharing confidential client information

Fraud. Usually OTs will run into problems regarding defrauding insurance companies or clients on the actual pricing for their services. 

Criminal convictions. A misdemeanor may result in suspension or warning, while a felony could result in the complete loss of license.

We Can Defend Your Livelihood – Call Us

Bridgeport OTs are well respected and necessary in the medical and healthcare community. If your license and livelihood is ever threatened, please contact an occupational therapy license defense attorney by calling us.