36-31A-13. Implementation date--Withdrawal--Other cooperation permitted--Amendment.

A.    The compact shall take effect on the date that the compact is enacted in the tenth member state. The provisions, which become effective at that time, are limited to the powers granted to the commission relating to assembly and the promulgation of rules. Thereafter, the commission shall meet and exercise rulemaking powers necessary to the implementation and administration of the compact.

B.    Any state that joins the compact after the initial adoption of the rules is subject to the rules as they exist on the date that the compact becomes law in that state. Any rule that was previously adopted by the commission has the full force and effect of law on the day the compact becomes law in that state.

C.    A member state may withdraw from this compact by repealing the enacting statute.

1.    A member state’s withdrawal is not effective until six months after enactment of the repealing statute.

2.    Withdrawal does not affect the continuing requirement of the withdrawing state’s occupational therapy licensing board to comply with the investigative and adverse action reporting requirements of this compact prior to the effective date of withdrawal.

D.    Nothing contained in this compact invalidates or prevents any occupational therapy licensure agreement or other cooperative arrangement between a member state and a non-member state, provided it does not conflict with this compact.

E.    This compact may be amended by the member states. No amendment to this compact may become effective and binding upon any member state until it is enacted into law by all the member states.

Source: SL 2023, ch 139, § 13.