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RRMC’s Hartigan appointed as advisor to Vermont Office of Professional Regulation

RUTLAND—Thomas Hartigan, licensed occupational therapist and director of rehabilitation services at Rutland Regional Medical Center, was recently appointed by Secretary of State James C. Condos to serve as advisor to Christopher Winters, director of the Office of Professional Regulation (OPR), on matters relating to occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants.

The director and advisors serve to protect the public by ensuring that occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistant applicants are qualified for licensure, by setting standards for the profession by proposing statutes and adopting administrative rules and, with the assistance of OPR staff, by investigating complaints of unprofessional conduct, taking disciplinary action against a licensee when necessary to protect the public.

Hartigan is one of two licensed occupational therapists appointed to the post and will serve a five-year term.

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