Stricken language would be deleted from and underlined language would be added to present law.
1 State of Arkansas
2 93rd General Assembly A Bill
3 Regular Session, 2021 SENATE BILL 22
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5 By: Senator Irvin
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7 For An Act To Be Entitled
8 AN ACT TO MODIFY THE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR
9 CERTIFICATION TO PRACTICE AS AN ORTHOTIC ASSISTANT,
10 ORTHOTIC/PROSTHETIC ASSISTANT, OR PROSTHETIC
11 ASSISTANT; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
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15 TO MODIFY THE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR
16 CERTIFICATION TO PRACTICE AS AN ORTHOTIC
17 ASSISTANT, ORTHOTIC/PROSTHETIC
18 ASSISTANT, OR PROSTHETIC ASSISTANT.
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21 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS:
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23 SECTION 1. Arkansas Code 17-107-304 is amended to read as follows:
24 17-107-304. Orthotic assistants, orthotic/prosthetic assistants, and
25 prosthetic assistants.
26 An applicant for certification to practice as an orthotic assistant, an
27 orthotic/prosthetic assistant, or a prosthetic assistant shall submit to the
28 Arkansas Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics Advisory Board written
29 evidence verified by oath that the applicant either:
30 (1) Meeting the following requirements:
31 (A) Possesses a high school diploma or comparable
32 credential approved by the board;
33 (2)(B) Has a minimum of three (3) years of experience in the
34 field in which the individual is seeking licensure as an assistant; and
35 (3)(C) Has written documentation from a prosthetist or an
36 orthotist that the applicant is qualified to perform as an assistant in the
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1 field in which the individual is seeking licensure as an assistant; or
2 (2) Has graduated from a graduate-level orthotic/prosthetic
3 educational program approved by the National Commission on Orthotic and
4 Prosthetic Education.
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