(A) Nothing in sections 4755.04 to 4755.13 of the Revised Code shall be construed to prevent or restrict the practice, services, or activities of the following:
(1) Any person who does not claim to the public by any title, initials, or description of services as being engaged in the practice of occupational therapy, who is:
(a) A physician licensed under Chapter 4731. of the Revised Code, or anyone employed or supervised by a licensed physician in the delivery of treatment or services;
(b) A person licensed, certified, or registered under sections 4755.40 to 4755.56 of the Revised Code or under any other chapter of the Revised Code who is practicing within the standards and ethics of practice that represent appropriate extensions of the person's profession;
(c) A qualified member of any other profession who is practicing within the standards and ethics of the member's profession.
(2) Any person employed as an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant by the government of the United States, if the person provides occupational therapy solely under the direction or control of the organization by which the person is employed;
(3) Any person pursuing a course of study leading to a degree or certificate in occupational therapy in an accredited or approved educational program if the activities and services constitute a part of a supervised course of study, if the person is designated by a title that clearly indicates the person's status as a student or trainee;
(4) Any person fulfilling the supervised field work experience requirements of section 4755.07 of the Revised Code, if the activities and services constitute a part of the experience necessary to meet those requirements.
(B) Nothing in sections 4755.04 to 4755.13 of the Revised Code authorizes any person to use psychological procedures defined by the state board of psychology under division (C) of section 4732.23 of the Revised Code as a serious hazard to mental health and to require professional expertise in psychology.
Effective Date: 07-01-1993; 04-06-2007