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Iowa Occupational Therapy Scope of Practice
How is occupational therapy defined in Iowa?
“Occupational therapy” means the therapeutic use of occupations, including everyday life activities with individuals, groups, populations, or organizations to support participation, performance, and function in roles and situations in home, school, workplace, community, and other settings.
Occupational therapy services are provided for habilitation, rehabilitation, and the promotion of health and wellness to those who have or are at risk for developing an illness, injury, disease, disorder, condition, impairment, disability, activity limitation, or participation restriction.
Occupational therapy addresses the physical, cognitive, psychosocial, sensory-perceptual, and other aspects of performance in a variety of contexts and environments to support engagement in occupations that affect physical and mental health, well-being, and quality of life.
What is included in the practice of occupational therapy?
The practice of occupational therapy in Iowa includes:
Evaluation of factors affecting activities of daily living (ADL), instrumental activities of daily living (IADL), rest and sleep, education, work, play, leisure, and social participation, including:
Methods or approaches selected to direct the process of interventions, including:
Interventions and procedures to promote or enhance safety and performance in activities of daily living (ADL), instrumental activities of daily living (IADL), rest and sleep, education, work, play, leisure, and social participation, including:
What is specifically excluded from the practice?
Are there any special trainings or requirements?
Iowa Code § 148B.2
Iowa Admin. Code r. 645—206.1(147)