Missouri Board of Occupational Therapy

3605 Missouri Boulevard
PO Box 1335
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1335

Phone: (573)-751-0877
Fax: (573)-526-3489

Email: ot@pr.mo.gov
Website: http://www.pr.mo.gov/octherapy.asp

Director: Vanessa Beauchamp

Details on Board or Commission

Authority: RSMo 324.063

Department: Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration

Mission: The mission of the Missouri Board of Occupational Therapy is to protect the citizens of the state through the licensing of occupational therapists and assistants, assessing their competence to practice. It is also the Boards duty to investigate all complaints against its licensees in a fair and equitable manner.

Function: The division, in collaboration with the board, will regulate the practice of occupational therapy concerning the health, safety and welfare of the inhabitants of this state; protect the inhabitants of this state from harm through dangerous, dishonest, incompetent, or the unlawful practice of occupational therapy; and implement and sustain a system for the regulation of occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants and limited permit holders.

SubCommittees: Continuing Competency

Details on Meetings

Number of meetings: 4 annually

Location of meetings: Conference call or Jefferson City

Duration of meetings: 3-4 hours, 1-2 hours for conference calls

Preparation time for meetings: 1-2 hours

Total time commitment: 16+ hours annually

Details on Members

Total members: 6

Appointed members: 6

Term length: 3 years

Compensation: Yes. Fifty dollars per day for each day devoted to the affairs of the board and may be reimbursed for actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of the member's official duties.

Member Requirements: Three members shall be occupational therapists. One member shall be an occupational therapy assistant. Such member shall at all times be holders of licenses for the practice of occupational therapy in this state; except for the member of the first board who shall be registered pursuant to section 334.838 RSMo, on August 28, 1997, and shall meet the requirements for licensure pursuant to sections 324.050 to 324.089. The remaining two shall be members of the public.

Political Requirements: No

Geographic Requirements: No

Senate Consent Required: Yes

Members

Mrs. Stephanie Marie Allen
Occupational Therapist 1
Jefferson City
Term begins: Jan 4, 2016
Term expires: Dec 11, 2018

Mrs. Heather A. Koch
Occupational Therapist 2
Columbia
Term begins: Oct 15, 2015
Term expires: Dec 11, 2016

Ms. Jeanenne M. Dallas
Occupational Therapist 3
Maplewood
Term begins: Jan 4, 2016
Term expires: Dec 11, 2018

Vacant Slot
Occupational Therapy Assistant 1

Vacant Slot
Public Member 1

Vacant Slot
Public Member 2