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What Is A Violation

A violation is any action taken by a licensee of this board that is contrary to the Board’s law or administrative code. 

Board's Authority

The Board is authorized by law to take disciplinary action against a license if the licensee has violated the law and/or administrative code.  The law establishing the Board was enacted by the legislature as a means of protecting the safety and welfare of the public.  N.D.C.C. 43-40-16 lists the grounds for which the Board may deny a license application, refuse to renew a license, or take disciplinary action against a license. Licensees must abide by the Code of Ethics at all times in their practice. The Board has approved the 2010 AOTA Code of Ethicsas their current Code of Ethics. 

Is it a Violation?

The Board and its legal counsel may not offer legal advice to the public or licensees.  If you feel you need advice on whether or not to report a potential violation, you should seek private legal counsel.

Unlicensed Practice of Occupational Therapy Practice

Persons practicing ocupational therapy without a valid North Dakota license are breaking the law.  The Board has no jurisdiction over these individuals as they do not hold a license under the Board.  Such persons should be reported to the county state’s attorney for possible prosecution.

How does one file a complaint against an OT or OTA?

Reporting a Violation - Information on the complaint process and the complaint form to complete. 

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