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California OT Physical Agent Modalities
Applicants seeking approval in the use of physical agent modalities shall submit the Application for Advanced Practice Approval in Physical Agent Modalities (Form APP, Rev. 07/11).
Physical agent modalities may be used only when an occupational therapist has demonstrated to the Board in an application that he or she has met the post professional education and training requirements established by this section as follows:
An occupational therapist whose application provides proof of current certification as a Certified Hand Therapist, issued by the Hand Therapy Certification Commission, shall be deemed to have met the education and training requirements established by this section.
An occupational therapist may use only those physical agent modalities he or she is competent to use.
16 CCR § 4152