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Arkansas Occupational Therapy Definitions
The Arkansas occupational therapy legal and regulatory definitions.
“Act” - The term Act as used in these rules shall mean the Arkansas State Occupational Therapy Licensing Act 381 of 1977.
“Frequent” and “Regular” - Defined by the Arkansas State Occupational Therapy Examining Committee as consisting of the following elements:
“Occupational Therapist” - A person licensed to practice occupational therapy, whose license is in good standing.
“Occupational Therapy” - The evaluation and treatment of individuals whose ability to cope with the tasks of living is threatened or impaired by developmental deficits, the aging process, poverty or cultural differences, environmental or sensory deprivation, physical injury or illness, or psychological and social disability.
“Occupational Therapy Aide” - A person who aids a licensed occupational therapist in the practice of occupational therapy, whose activities require an understanding of occupational therapy but do not require professional or advanced training in the basic anatomical, biological, psychological, and social sciences involved in the practice of occupational therapy.
“Occupational Therapy Assistant” - A person licensed to assist in the practice of occupational therapy under the frequent and regular supervision by or with consultation with an occupational therapist, whose license is in good standing. The definition of “frequent” and “regular” will be established by the Arkansas State Occupational Therapy Examining Committee.
“Person” - Any individual, partnership, unincorporated organization, or corporate body, except that only an individual may be licensed in Arkansas.
Ark. Code § 17-88-102
Ark. Admin. Code 060.00.02-004 Reg 6
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