Occupational therapists (OTs) in New Haven work with people of all ages, from premature babies to seniors. Therapists will look at how a person 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 You Risk Losing Your License
In order to become an OT in New Haven 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 from school with an OT major or a major in 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:
Fraud. Usually OTs will run into problems regarding defrauding insurance companies or clients on the actual pricing for their services.
Unethical conduct, such as sharing confidential client information.
Criminal convictions. A misdemeanor may result in suspension or warning, while a felony could result in the complete loss of license.
The License Lawyers Can Defend Your Livelihood – Call Us
New Haven OTs are well respected and necessary in the medical and healthcare community. If your license and livelihood are ever threatened, please contact us and talk to a New Haven occupational therapy license defense attorney.