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Florida Occupational Therapy Definitions
Achieving Functional Outcomes - 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.
Assessment - The use of skilled observation or the administration and interpretation of standardized or non-standardized tests and measurements to identify areas for occupational therapy services.
Association - The Florida Occupational Therapy Association.
Board - The Board of Occupational Therapy Practice.
Electrical Stimulation Device - Any device for which a prescription is required which employs transcutaneous electric current (direct, alternating, or pulsatile) for therapeutic purposes.
Neurofeedback Device - Any device that provides immediate feedback from a computer-based program that measures brainwave activity with the use of sound, visual and/or tactile input to cue the brain to reorganize and retrain itself.
Occupational Therapist - A person licensed to practice occupational therapy as defined in this act and whose license is in good standing.
Occupational Therapy - The use of purposeful activity or interventions to achieve functional outcomes.
Occupational Therapy Aide - A person who assists in the practice of occupational therapy, who works under the direct supervision of a licensed OT or OTA, and whose activities require a general understanding of occupational therapy pursuant to board rules.
Occupational Therapy Assistant - A person licensed to assist in the practice of occupational therapy, who works under the supervision of an OT, and whose license is in good standing.
Person - Any individual, partnership, unincorporated organization, or corporate body, except that only an individual may be licensed.
Supervision - Responsible supervision and control, with the licensed OT providing both initial direction in developing a plan of treatment and periodic inspection of the actual implementation of the plan. Such plan of treatment shall not be altered by the supervised individual without prior consultation with, and the approval of, the supervising OT. The supervising OT need not always be physically present or on the premises when the OTA is performing services; however, except in cases of emergency, supervision shall require the availability of the supervising OT for consultation with and direction of the supervised individual.
Ultrasound Device - Any device intended to generate and emit ultrasonic radiation for therapeutic purposes at ultrasonic frequencies above 100 kilohertz (kHz).
Fla. Admin. Code 64B11-4.001-3
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