In individual cases involving disability, illness, or undue hardship, the occupational therapy section may grant waivers of the continuing education requirements, or extensions of time within which to fulfill these requirements not to exceed two calendar years.
(A) To apply for a waiver or extension due to undue hardship, the licensee must submit a signed letter to the section describing the hardship no later than April 1 of the renewal year.
(B) To apply for a waiver or extension due to disability or illness, the licensee must obtain, complete, and submit the waiver or extension form to the occupational therapy section no later than April 1 of the renewal year. This form or appropriate letter must also be signed by a licensed physician in good standing verifying that the licensee suffers from a disability or illness.
(C) The deadlines in paragraphs (A) and (B) of this rule may be waived at the discretion of the occupational therapy section.