- This meeting will be held online. All presentation times are Eastern Standard Time.
- Meeting fee is $10.00 for KOPA members. (Your 2020 dues will be collected as part of the registration.) $70.00 total.
- You are eligible to register at KOPA member rate if you work in KY or you work for a company that has an office in KY.
- It is $100.00 for non-members.
- Please note: If you cannot show up for the live event on June 11th and/or June 12th, you will not receive a refund as the event will be recorded and you will be able to attend the recorded sessions until July 31, 2020.
- You do not need to attend every session if you have a scheduling conflict as you can come back to the recorded sessions after the event is over up until July 31, 2020. So, no refunds.
- You will receive credits for the sessions that you attend regardless of the day.
TDLR continuing education requirements are waived for all individual licenses expiring in March, April, May, and June 2020.
Licensees still need to submit their renewal applications, pay the required fees, and TDLR will check their criminal histories, but they will not need to complete any TDLR-required continuing education this licensing cycle. (§51.405, Occupations Code)
Note: TDLR is not authorized to waive continuing education requirements imposed by a certifying or credentialing entity other than TDLR. If a certifying entity requires continuing education to maintain certification, and certification is required for Texas licensure, then that continuing education must be completed.
If the certifying entity waives continuing education or allows it to be completed on a delayed basis due to COVID-19, then you may follow the certifying entity’s policy.
The only two certifying entities for individuals who are licensed in prosthetics and orthotics would be:
Check out the COVID-19 resource page on the CEC website.
There are links on there – state by state.
Let us know if you have anything you think we should add.
Please let us know if you’ve had difficulty accessing any of the resources, agencies, etc., so that we can make a note.
- Get Stimulus payment updates from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
- Internal Revenue Service (IRS) delays federal tax filing until July 15, and offers advice for deducting COVID-19 costs from your taxes.
- Qualified taxpayers can get free help from the IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service.
- Learn about the CARES act.
- Federal Student Aid has information for students, borrowers, and parents.
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid has guidance for Medicare recipients and Medicare providers.
- Administration for Community Living offers information for older adults, and people with disabilities.
- Department of Veterans Affairs is caring for Veterans.
- Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center gives guidance for healthcare providers.
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) is a federally funded, state-run benefits program. Also known as welfare, TANF helps families achieve independence after experiencing temporary difficulties.
- Tennessee Society of O&P
- Texas Society of O&P Professionals
- Alabama P&O Association
- Kentucky O&P Association
- Midwest Chapter AAOP
- Georgia Society of O&P
- New York Chapter AAOP
The O&P Almanac’s December 2019 cover story is titled, Team Building, O&P Partners with PT in a More Collaborative Approach to Patient Care.
The article emphasizes the importance of a team approach to patient care in regards to limb loss. Christine Umbrell, contributing writer and editorial/production associate for O&P Almanac, speaks with four prosthetists and explores their relationships with the therapy community. Each practitioner explains how their collaborative efforts with physical therapists improve outcomes and the overall patient experience.
Betta Ferrendelli wrote an article for the The O&P Edge earlier this year, Partnering with Therapists: Improving Patient Access and Outcomes Through Collaboration. She wrote, ” When it comes to optimal patient care, the best recipe for patient success involves physical and occupational therapists and O&P providers working hand in hand.”
Clinical Education Concepts‘ Clinical Director Marc Werner, CPO, talked about providing continuing education to physical therapists in Deborah Conn’s July 2019 article in O&P Almanac’s Member Spotlight, The Human-and Animal-Connection.
“It makes sense that orthotists and prosthetists educate the therapy community about patients with limb and functional loss,” Werner said when asked about the article. “Long Island O&P has provided over 1200 continuing education credits to over 900 therapists. 260 courses at 45 different therapy facilities since 2010! Collaborating with physical therapy is imperative to continually improving patient outcomes.”