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WAC 246-847-070

Inactive credential.

(1) A practitioner may obtain an inactive credential. Refer to the requirements of chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 4.
(2) If the license has been inactive for three years or less at the time of application to change an inactive credential to an active credential, refer to the requirements of WAC 246-12-110.
(3) If the license has been inactive for over three years but no more than five years at the time of application to change an inactive credential to an active credential, the practitioner may return to active status by submitting proof to the department of:
(a) Having met the requirements of WAC 246-12-110; and
(b) Within the two-year period immediately preceding the date of application for reissuance:
(i) Completion of thirty hours of continuing education as required in WAC 246-847-065; and
(ii) Passing the Washington occupational therapy jurisprudence examination as offered by the department.
(4) If the license has been inactive for over five years at the time of application to change an inactive credential to an active credential, the practitioner may return to active status by submitting proof to the department of:
(a) Having met the requirements in subsection (3) of this section;
(b) Completion of board-approved reentry program; and
(c) In additional to these requirements, the applicant has the choice of:
(i) Completion of extended course work preapproved by the board; or
(ii) Successfully retaking and passing the examination as required by WAC 246-847-080.
(5) For a practitioner who holds an inactive credential in Washington, but is currently licensed and in active practice in another United States jurisdiction, the practitioner may return to active status by submitting proof to the department of:
(a) Having met the requirements described in subsection (3) of this section; and
(b) Verification of active practice from the United States jurisdiction.
(6) Completion of any additional requirements as required by the board.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.59.130. WSR 18-09-032, § 246-847-070, filed 4/11/18, effective 8/1/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280. WSR 98-05-060, § 246-847-070, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.59.130. WSR 93-18-093 (Order 394B), § 246-847-070, filed 9/1/93, effective 10/2/93; WSR 91-05-027 (Order 112B), recodified as § 246-847-070, filed 2/12/91, effective 3/15/91; WSR 90-22-011 (Order 094), § 308-171-045, filed 10/26/90, effective 11/26/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.59.090(3). WSR 86-21-026 (Order PM 620), § 308-171-045, filed 10/8/86.]
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