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Florida Occupational Therapy 

Welcome to our Florida Occupational Therapy FAQs.  We’ve combined Florida statutes, board rules, and position statements to create a clear guide on the rules that must be followed by OTs and OTAs.

Florida Medicaid Coverage of Physical and Occupational Therapy 

Florida Occupational Therapy Forum

FAQs

Continuing Education

  • How many continuing education hours are required during a reporting period?
  • How is credit hour defined?
  • How long is the reporting period?
  • Can CE credits be carried over into the next reporting period?
  • Are there any specific requirements for continuing education?
  • What types of activities can be used for the continuing education requirements?
  • What type of approval is needed for the courses?
  • How long must continuing education records be retained?

Scope of Practice

  • How is the practice of occupational therapy defined in Florida?
  • What is included in occupational therapy services?
  • Are there special conditions for OTs to practice physical agent modalities?
  • Can OTs practice through telehealth?

Electrical Stimulation Devices

  • Required Training
  • Supervised Treatment Sessions
  • Training Program Standards
  • Proof of Training

Ultrasound Devices

  • Required Training
  • Supervised Treatment Sessions
  • Training Program Standards
  • Proof of Training

Assistants

    • What type of supervision is required?
    • Does the supervising OT need to be present?
    • Does the supervising occupational therapist need to co-sign documentation created by the OTA?
    • What is the ratio between supervising OTs and OTAs?

Aides

  • How is an aide defined?
  • What can an aide do?
  • What is an aide expressly prohibited from doing?
  • What are the responsibilities of the OT when delegating to an aide?
  • What type of supervision is required?
  • What is the ratio between supervising OTs and aides?
  • Required designation for aides

Students 

    • Can students practice in a clinical setting?
    • How must students identify themselves?

Licensure by Endorsement

Inactive and Retired Status

License Reinstatement

Unprofessional Conduct 

Board Fees

Florida Therapy Fee Schedules 


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