4755-7-01 Occupational therapy practice defined.

For the purpose of Chapters 4755-1 to 4755-9 of the Administrative Code, the following definitions shall apply:

(A) "Occupational therapist" means a person who is licensed to practice occupational therapy and who offers such services to the public under any title incorporating the words "occupational therapy," "occupational therapist," or similar title or description of services.

(B) "Occupational therapy assistant" means a person who holds a license to provide occupational therapy techniques under the general supervision of an occupational therapist.

(C) "Student occupational therapist" means a student enrolled in an accredited or candidacy status entry-level occupational therapist education program who is completing a "Level II" fieldwork or a doctoral-level experiential component, or a student enrolled in a "World Federation of Occupational Therapy" accredited entry-level occupational therapist education program who is completing the fieldwork requirement equivalent to the "Level II" fieldwork or the doctoral-level experiential component.

(D) "Student occupational therapy assistant" means a student enrolled in an accredited or candidacy status entry-level occupational therapy assistant education program who is completing a "Level II" fieldwork.

(E) "Unlicensed personnel" means any person who is on the job trained and supports the delivery of occupational therapy services by personally assisting the occupational therapist, occupational therapy assistant, student occupational therapist, and/or student occupational therapy assistant while the occupational therapist, occupational therapy assistant, student occupational therapist, and/or student occupational therapy assistant is concurrently providing services to the same client.

(F) "Supervising occupational therapist" means the occupational therapist who is available to supervise the occupational therapy assistant, the student occupational therapist, student occupational therapy assistant, or unlicensed personnel. The supervising occupational therapist may be the occupational therapist who performed the initial evaluation or another occupational therapist with whom that occupational therapist has a documented agreement.

(G) "Supervising occupational therapy assistant" means the occupational therapy assistant who is appropriately available to supervise the student occupational therapy assistant or unlicensed personnel.

Replaces : Part of former 4755-7-09

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/04/2014 and 10/31/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4755.06
Rule Amplifies: 4755.04 , 4755.06 , 4755.08 , 4755.11
Prior Effective Dates: 10/17/77, 5/1/06, 5/1/07, 5/1/08, 7/1/10