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Louisiana OT Scope of Practice

How is occupational therapy defined in Louisiana?

"Occupational therapy" means the application of any activity in which one engages for the purposes of evaluation, interpretation, treatment planning, and treatment of problems interfering with functional performance in persons impaired by physical illness or injury, emotional disorders, congenital or developmental disabilities, or the aging process, in order to achieve optimum functioning and prevention and health maintenance.

What is included in the practice of occupational therapy?

Specific occupational therapy services include, but are not limited to:

    • Activities of daily living (ADL);
    • The design, fabrication, and application of prescribed temporary splints;
    • Sensorimotor activities;
    • The use of specifically designed crafts;
    • Guidance in the selection and use of adaptive equipment;
    • Therapeutic activities to enhance functional performance; and
    • Prevocational evaluation and training and consultation concerning the adaptation of physical environments for persons with disabilities.

These services are provided to individuals or groups through medical, health, educational, and social systems.

What is specifically excluded from the practice?

N/A

Are there any special trainings or requirements?

N/A

Reference

La. Stat. Ann. ยง 37:39-3003

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