NEW JERSEY REGISTER
VOLUME 44, ISSUE 8
ISSUE DATE: APRIL 16, 2012
LAW AND PUBLIC SAFETY
DIVISION OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS
ORTHOTICS AND PROSTHETICS BOARD OF EXAMINERS
Adopted Amendments: N.J.A.C. 13:44H-3.1, 3.4, 3.5, and 3.6
Adopted New Rule: N.J.A.C. 13:44H-7.6
Requirements for Orthotists, Prosthetists, and Prosthetists-Orthotists; Requirements for Temporary License for Licensees of Other Jurisdictions; Licensure as a Prosthetist Assistant, Orthotist Assistant, or Prosthetist-Orthotist Assistant; Supervision of an Orthotist Assistant, Prosthetist Assistant, Prosthetist-Orthotist Assistant, Student, or Holder of a Temporary License
Proposed: September 6, 2011 at 43 N.J.R. 2278(a).
Adopted: January 26, 2012 by the Orthotics and Prosthetics Board of Examiners, Louis J. Haberman, President.
Filed: March 12, 2012 as R.2012 d.075, without change.
Authority: N.J.S.A. 45:12B-26.
Effective Date: April 16, 2012.
Expiration Date: December 3, 2015.
Summary of Public Comment and Agency Response:
The official comment period ended November 5, 2011. The Board received no comments.
Federal Standards Statement
A Federal standards analysis is not required because there are no Federal laws or standards applicable to the adopted amendments or new rule.
Full text of the adoption follows:
SUBCHAPTER 3. CREDENTIALS REQUIRED FOR LICENSURE; TEMPORARY LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS; LICENSURE WITHOUT EXAMINATION; ORTHOTISTS AND PROSTHETISTS
13:44H-3.1 Requirements for orthotists, prosthetists and prosthetists-orthotists
(a)-(b) (No change.)
(c) (No change in text.)
13:44H-3.4 Requirements for temporary license for licensees of other jurisdictions
(a)-(b) (No change.)
(c) The holder of a temporary license shall be supervised by a licensee pursuant to N.J.A.C. 13:44H-3.6(d).
(d) A temporary license shall be issued for a one-year period. The holder of a temporary license shall take the first available licensing examination administered after receipt of the temporary license. An applicant who does not take the next administered examination for reasons of hardship such as illness, disability or other good cause may take the examination offered after the next administered examination. At the end of the one-year period, the Board may renew the temporary license if the holder has taken the first scheduled examination, shows good cause for the renewal and if the renewal of the temporary license would serve the well-being and interests of the clients of the establishment in which the holder practices. The holder of a renewed temporary license shall be supervised pursuant to N.J.A.C. 13:44H-3.6(c).
(e)-(f) (No change.)
13:44H-3.5 Licensure as a prosthetist assistant, orthotist assistant or prosthetist-orthotist assistant
(a) (No change.)
13:44H-3.6 Supervision of an orthotist assistant, prosthetist assistant, prosthetist-orthotist assistant, student or holder of a temporary license
Recodify existing (b)-(k) as (a)-(j) (No change in text.)
SUBCHAPTER 7. BUSINESS PRACTICES; PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
13:44H-7.6 State office
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 45:12B-20, every licensee shall maintain an office in New Jersey.