ND Administrative Code
The ND Administrative Code is promulgated by the Board with subsequent approval by the Attorney General’s Office and the Administrative Rules Committee of the legislature. Once enacted, administrative code has the full force and effect of ND law.
New Administrative Rules relating to Occupational Therapy Licensure (55.5-01, 55.5-02, and 55.5-03) (These Administrative rules were approved by the Board and adopted by the Legislative Rules Committee. The rules are effective April 1, 2021.)
How is Administrative Code different than the Law? Administrative Code further clarifies and defines the laws. The Board cannot provide legal advice. However, the administrative code and laws are straightforward, leaving little room for interpretation.
Code of Ethics
The Board has accepted the 2015 AOTA Code of Ethics as the Code of Ethics for the Board. The 2015 AOTA Code of Ethics is referenced in the Administrative Rules 55.5-02-02. All licensees should abide by the 2015 AOTA Code of Ethics at all times.