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OT CE Requirements & COVID-19
Several of you have shared questions and concerns about your continuing education during the COVID-19 situation. Your association has been in contact with the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts, which regulates occupational therapy and determines the CE criteria. Here is KSBHA’s reply:
This message is from the Office of the General Counsel, who represents the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts. The Office of the General Counsel does not render legal advice or services to private individuals or entities. All statements are intended as general guidance and do not necessarily represent the position of the Board. No warranties or representations are made regarding the completeness or adequacy of the information provided. You should not construe this general guidance as legal advice or the establishment of an attorney-client relationship. It is necessary that you obtain independent legal counsel for an application of the law to your particular situation.
Additional information re: COVID-19 Fact Sheets: Federal Government and State of Kansas – please see below:
Current as of March 31, 2020.
Kansas Stay at Home Order
Saturday morning Kansas Governor Kelly announced a statewide stay at home order. This adds Kansas to 22 other states that have put in place stay at home orders. The Executive Order 20-16 will work in conjunction with KEEF, in Executive Order 20-15. The order will begin at 12:01 AM on Monday, March 30 and remain in effect until at least Monday April 19. She made the decision in consultation with the health department, local and federal partners, and emergency management.
The order will provide the same rules across the state and provide consistency and help stop the spread. At this time, more than 50% of Kansans are already under stay at home orders.
Current as of March 30, 2020.
Updated - KSBHA Emergency Actions and Guidance Statements to Facilitate Immediate Access to Care During the COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Period
The Kansas State Board of Healing Arts has identified ways the Board can immediately contribute to the capacity of our state’s healthcare system to respond to potential spikes in the numbers of patients seeking access to treatment related to COVID-19.
This includes, but is not limited to: (1) a new temporary emergency license process for healthcare providers willing to provide COVID-19 related care to Kansas patients; (2) a waiver process implementing expanded telemedicine options pursuant to Governor Laura Kelly’s March 22nd Executive Order 20-08; (3) temporary modification to regulations relating to Physician Assistant practice; (4) Board guidance statements relating to licensee’s practice during the emergency declaration period. The Board will continuously assess the situation as it develops. Additional Board measures may be forthcoming, and the Board will comply with any future executive orders.
Please review this memo describing options for providers and containing temporary guidance statements. Please note that this memo contains important updates that were not contained in the Board’s March 20th memo.
Current as of March 24, 2020.
Immediate Access to Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The Kansas State Board of Healing Arts has approved a temporary emergency license for those who qualify and a guidance memo to all healthcare professions.
KSBHA's main webpage now has an announcement, with a memo attached. Within the memo, at the very bottom, is a link to the application for an Emergency Temporary License. Click here for the direct link to the memo.
This message was posted March 23, 2020.
This message was posted March 22, 2020.
State-by-state resources compiled by organizations - A Message from AOTA:
Several organizations have been putting together state-by-state resources that we wanted to share in case you find it helpful:
Stateside has created a chart with state legislative actions, executive agency actions, gubernatorial actions, and local government actions related to the outbreak of the coronavirus: https://www.stateside.com/blog/2020-state-government-responses-covid-19
The Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHPCA) has created a chart of state actions taken to remove policy barriers to telehealth utilization: https://www.cchpca.org/resources/covid-19-related-state-actions
The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) has compiled state legislation responding to COVID-19: https://www.ncsl.org/research/health/state-action-on-coronavirus-covid-19.aspx
The Council of State Governments (CSG) has also compiled state-by-state resources such as executive orders, legislative sessions by state, state COVID-19 websites and resources, other mandates, etc: https://web.csg.org/covid19/
Please let us know if you have any questions.
Manager, State Affairs
American Occupational Therapy Association
6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200
North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929
This message was posted March 23, 2020.
Please direct specific questions to KSBHA at email@example.com or 888-886-7205. Consult your employer or referring physician for information about the digital platforms available to perform telehealth. AOTA has information about managing your practice, including coding and billing, on its website.