A T.J. Samson Community Hospital employee was appointed by Governor Steve Beshear to a statewide medical licensure board in July.
Leslie Kevin Priddy, a Smiths Grove resident who has worked as an occupational therapist assistant at T.J. Samson for the last six years, filled a mid-term empty spot on the Kentucky Board of Licensure for Occupational Therapy last September. His reappointment last month will give him a full three-year term on the board.
Priddy met the chairman of the board last year while taking a course through T.J. Samson, he said. When he heard a spot on the board was open, he talked to his boss about applying for the opening.
“She thought it was a good idea, so I did and here I am,” Priddy said.
The Board of Occupational Therapy is a seven-member body whose purpose is to administer and enforce statutory authority and to monitor the needs of the consuming public, according to its website.
The board oversees license applications, conducts hearings and disciplinary actions and recommends changes to the law.
“We protect the public,” Priddy said.
Being on the board of licensure has been an eye-opening experience to how much goes into being an occupational therapist, Priddy said.
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