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Arizona Occupational Therapy Scope of Practice
How is the practice of Occupational Therapy defined in Arizona?
“Occupational therapy" means the use of therapeutic activities or modalities to promote engagement in activities with individuals who are limited by physical or cognitive injury or illness, psychosocial dysfunction, developmental or learning disabilities, sensory processing or modulation deficits or the aging process in order to achieve optimum functional performance, maximize independence, prevent disability and maintain health.
Occupational therapy includes evaluation, treatment and consultation based on the client's temporal, spiritual and cultural values and needs. Evaluation does not include making a medical diagnosis.
What services are expressly included in the scope of practice?
"Occupational therapy services" includes the following:
Does Arizona require a certificate to perform hand therapy?
Does Arizona allow OTs to practice physical agent modalities?
Does AZ allow OTs to administer topical medications?
A.R.S. § 32-3401