201 KAR 44:030. Alternative Mechanism Requirements for licensure as an Orthotist, Prosthetist, Orthotist/Prosthetist, Pedorthist, or Orthotic Fitter prior to January 1, 2013 for applicants in practice who are not currently certified.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS 319B.060(4), (6)

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 319B.060(4), (6)

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS Chapter 319B requires the board to establish a procedure for the licensure of persons who wish to practice in this state as a Licensed Orthotist, Licensed Prosthetist, Licensed Orthotist/Prosthetist, Licensed Pedorthist, or Licensed Orthotic Fitter. This administrative regulation sets forth the procedure by which those applicants shall apply for a license who do not hold certification.

 

      Section 1. Licensure of an Orthotist. An applicant for licensure as an Orthotist shall meet the following requirements:

      (1) Submit a completed "Orthotist/Prosthetist/Pedorthist/Orthotic Fitter Application Form BPOP-01 06/2011" incorporated by reference in 201 KAR 44:020;

      (2) Submit independently verifiable proof of having practiced full-time for a minimum of the past four (4) years in a Prosthetic/Orthotic/Pedorthic facility as an Orthotist;

      (3) Submit the appropriate fee for licensure as required by 201 KAR 44:010;

      (4) Submit detailed work history, including scope of practice, covering the four year period prior to the date of application;

      (5) Submit twenty (20) written patient case studies in Orthotics in relation to upper, lower and spinal custom fabricated and fitted devices, and treatment modalities to include:

      (a) Written prescription for the orthotic or prosthetic device from a health care practitioner or provider authorized by law to write the prescription.

      (b) Documented L Coding for prescribed orthotic or prosthetic device;

      (c) Billing, fee, and insurance arrangements;

      (d) Biomechanical rationale and design characteristics of prescribed device; and

      (e) Patient Clinical Records, with documentation of subjective, objective, assessment, and plan, including applicable documentation to support treatment modality; and

      (6) Three (3) letters of recommendation by:

      (a) Licensed healthcare professionals authorized by law to prescribe, measure or fit devices; and

      (b) Who have been or are referral sources for the applicant.

 

      Section 2. Licensure of a Prosthetist. An applicant for licensure as a Prosthetist shall meet the following requirements:

      (1) Submit a completed "Orthotist/Prosthetist/Pedorthist/Orthotic Fitter Application Form BPOP-011 06/2011" incorporated by reference in 201 KAR 44:020;

      (2) Submit independently verifiable proof of having practiced full-time for a minimum of the past four (4) years in a Prosthetic/Orthotic/Pedorthic facility as a Prosthetist;

      (3) Submit the appropriate fee for licensure as required by 201 KAR 44:010;

      (4) Submit detailed work history, including scope of practice, covering the four (4) year period prior to the date of application;

      (5) Submit twenty (20) written patient case studies in Prosthetics in relation to upper and lower custom fabricated devices, and treatment modalities to include:

      (a) Written prescription for the orthotic or prosthetic device from a health care practitioner or provider authorized by law to write the prescription;

      (b) Documented L Coding for prescribed orthotic or prosthetic device;

      (c) Billing, fee, and insurance arrangements;

      (d) Biomechanical rationale and design characteristics of prescribed device; and

      (e) Patient Clinical Records, with documentation of subjective, objective, assessment, and plan, including applicable documentation to support treatment modality; and

      (6) Three (3) letters of recommendation by:

      (a) Licensed healthcare professionals authorized by law to prescribe, measure or fit devices; and

      (b) Who have been or are referral sources for the applicant.

 

      Section 3. Licensure of a Pedorthist. An applicant for licensure as a Pedorthist shall meet the following requirements:

      (1) Submit a completed "Orthotist/Prosthetist/Pedorthist/Orthotic Fitter Application Form BPOP-01 06/2011" incorporated by reference in 201 KAR 44:020;

      (2) Submit independently verifiable proof of having practiced full-time for a minimum of the past four (4) years in a Prosthetic/Orthotic/Pedorthic facility as a Pedorthist;

      (3) Submit the appropriate fee for licensure as required by 201 KAR 44:010;

      (4) Submit detailed work history, including scope of practice, covering the four (4) year period prior to the date of application;

      (5) Submit twenty (20) written patient case studies in Pedorthics in relation to foot and ankle custom fabricated and fitted devices, and treatment modalities to include:

      (a) Written prescription for the orthotic or prosthetic device from a health care practitioner or provider authorized by law to write the prescription;

      (b) Documented L Coding for prescribed orthotic or prosthetic device;

      (c) Billing, fee, and insurance arrangements;

      (d) Biomechanical rationale and design characteristics of prescribed device, and;

      (e) Patient Clinical Records, with documentation of subjective, objective, assessment, and plan, including applicable documentation to support treatment modality; and

      (6) Three (3) letters of recommendation by:

      (a) Licensed healthcare professionals authorized by law to prescribe, measure or fit devices; and

      (b) Who have been or are referral sources for the applicant.

 

      Section 4. Licensure of an Orthotic Fitter. An applicant for licensure as an Orthotic Fitter shall meet the following requirements:

      (1) Submit a completed "Orthotist/Prosthetist/Pedorthist/Orthotic Fitter Application Form BPOP-01 06/2011" incorporated by reference in 201 KAR 44:020;

      (2) Submit independently verifiable proof of having practiced full-time for a minimum of the past four (4) years in a Prosthetic/Orthotic/Pedorthic facility as an Orthotic Fitter;

      (3) Submit the appropriate fee for licensure as required by 201 KAR 44:010;

      (4) Submit detailed work history, including scope of practice, covering the four (4) year period prior to the date of application;

      (5) Submit twenty (20) written patient case studies in Orthotic Fitting in relation to the following non custom orthotic devices set forth in KRS 319B.010(6)(a)-(e) to include:

      (a) Written prescription for the orthotic or prosthetic device from a health care practitioner or provider authorized by law to write the prescription, and;

      (b) Patient Clinical Records, with documentation of subjective, objective, assessment, and plan, including applicable documentation to support treatment modality; and

      (6) Three (3) letters of recommendation by:

      (a) Licensed healthcare professionals authorized by law to prescribe, measure or fit devices; and

      (b) Who have been or are referral sources for the applicant. (38 Ky.R. 429; 900; 1120; eff. 1-6-12.)