The American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (the Academy) announced the launch of its online tool kit, "A Comprehensive Guide to Orthotic & Prosthetic Licensure." The guide, developed under the direction of the Academy's Professional Issues Council Licensure Taskforce, is the product of work led by James P. Rogers, CPO, FAAOP, and Robert N. Brown Jr., MS, CPO, FAAOP.
The goal of the tool kit is to aid orthotists and prosthetists who are working on getting licensure bills passed in their states, according to the Academy. It contains the tools and information necessary to pass a well-written and patient-protective licensure act. It is a "living" document that will be updated as more states pass licensure and as the Academy obtains the rules and regulations that define licensure in each state.
The tool kit is available on the Academy website www.oandp.org by clicking on the Licensure Tool Kit icon on the left side of the page.