The Florida Board of Occupational Therapy‘s members and staff play an important role in health care regulation through interaction with prospective applicants, licensees, education providers and the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy.
The Florida Board of Occupational Therapy Practice consists of 7 members appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. The membership is composed of four licensed occupational therapists, one licensed occupational therapy assistant and two consumer members not affiliated with the practice of the profession. The occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistant are required to be licensed in good standing in Florida and engaged in the practice of the profession for at least 4 years immediately prior to appointment. All board members must be Florida residents.