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Florida Occupational Therapy Scope of Practice
How is occupational therapy defined in Florida?
Occupational therapy” means the use of purposeful activity or interventions to achieve functional outcomes.
“Achieving functional outcomes” means to maximize the independence and the maintenance of health of any individual who is limited by a physical injury or illness, a cognitive impairment, a psychosocial dysfunction, a mental illness, a developmental or a learning disability, or an adverse environmental condition.
What is included in the practice of occupational therapy?
Occupational therapy services in Florida include, but are not limited to:
What is specifically excluded from the practice?
Are there any special trainings or requirements?
Fla. Stat. § 468/203