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Maryland Occupational Therapy Definitions
The Maryland occupational therapy legal and regulatory definitions.
“AOTA”- The American Occupational Therapy Association, formerly the American Occupational Therapy Certification Board (AOTCB).
“ACOTE” - The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education.
“Aide”- Any individual who is not licensed by the Board to perform occupational therapy or limited occupational therapy and who provides supportive services to the occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant under direct supervision.
“Board” - The Maryland Board of Occupational Therapy Practice.
“Case Resolution Conference (CRC)” - A voluntary, informal, and confidential proceeding to explore the possibility of a consent order resolution of a disciplinary matter.
“Client”- A consumer, patient, or recipient of occupational therapy services.
“Competence”- An individual's capacity for performance in occupational therapy principles and procedures.
“Competency”- The demonstration of the pertinent knowledge of and performance skills in occupational therapy principles and procedures within the practice of occupational therapy and limited occupational therapy.
“Contact Hour”- One (1) hour spent in a continuing competency activity that meets the requirements of the Board and is approved as set forth in this chapter.
“Contact Hour Approval Request”- A form provided by the Board for the purpose of obtaining Board approval of contact hours.
“Continuing Competency Committee”- A committee established and appointed by the Board to evaluate continuing competency programs and activities.
“Continuing Competency Requirement Compliance Report” - A form provided by the Board for the purpose of summarizing completion of continuing competency requirements.
“Didactic Education”- An educational activity:
“Direct Clinical Education” - Supervised instruction provided on a face-to-face basis by the educator during the application of electrical physical agent modalities to a client.
“Direct Supervision”- Supervision provided on a face-to-face basis by a supervisor who is a licensed occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant, during the performance of delegated client-related tasks.
“Educator”- An individual who has successfully met the competency requirements as set forth in this chapter and provides didactic or direct clinical education, or both, but does not need to be an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant.
“Electrical Physical Agent Modalities” - Therapeutic modalities which induce heat or electrical current beneath the skin.
“Elective Nonrenewal”- Choosing to render one's license inactive.
“Evaluation”- The ongoing process of:
“Expired License”- An individual’s authority to practice occupational therapy or limited occupational therapy which has not been renewed through the process of renewal or elective nonrenewal and is invalid.
“Licensed”- Formally authorized by the Board to practice occupational therapy or limited occupational therapy.
“Licensee”- An individual who is a licensed occupational therapist or a licensed occupational therapy assistant.
“Licensed Occupational Therapist” - An occupational therapist who is licensed by the Board to practice occupational therapy.
“Licensed Occupational Therapy Assistant” - An occupational therapy assistant who is licensed by the Board to practice limited occupational therapy.
“Limited Occupational Therapy”- The therapeutic use of purposeful and meaningful goal-directed activities in collaboration with an occupational therapy assistant and an occupational therapist during the treatment of individuals that:
“NBCOT”- The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, formerly the American Occupational Therapy Certification Board (AOTCB).
“Occupational Therapist”- An occupational therapist that is licensed by the Board to practice occupational therapy.
“Occupational Therapy”- The therapeutic use of purposeful and meaningful goal-directed activities to evaluate, consult, and treat individuals that:
“Occupational Therapy Assistant”- An occupational therapy assistant who is licensed by the Board to practice limited occupational therapy.
“Occupational Therapy Principles” - Include:
“Occupational Therapy Procedures”:
“On-Site Supervision”- Supervision provided by a supervisor who is:
“Periodic Supervision”- Supervision provided by a supervisor who is a licensed occupational therapist on a face-to-face basis, for each client who is being treated by the licensed occupational therapy assistant supervisee, occurring the earlier of at least:
“Provider”- A college, university, institution, organization, association, or individual that offers workshops, seminars, conferences, college-level courses, graduate-level courses, telecommunication network courses, or video-taped presentations that maintain or improve professional competency.
“Reactivation”-Revalidating a license previously rendered invalid by the process of elective nonrenewal.
“Reinstatement”- Revalidating a license previously rendered invalid.
“Renewal”- Validating an active license for an additional term.
“Screening”- A cursory determination by an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant of the need for more comprehensive evaluation and treatment.
“Supervision”- The provision of clinical aid, direction, and instruction, by either a licensed occupational therapist or an occupational therapy assistant, to ensure the competent delivery of occupational therapy services.
“Supervisor”- An occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant, excluding temporary licensees, who is licensed by the Board and has the responsibility of clinically supervising the provision of occupational therapy treatment services.
“Superficial Physical Agent Modalities” - Therapeutic modalities including, but not limited to:
“Temporary Occupational Therapy Assistant Licensee” - An individual licensed by the Board on a temporary basis, who:
“Temporary Occupational Therapist Licensee” - An individual licensed by the Board on a temporary basis, who:
“Treatment Program”- A therapeutic intervention plan designed by a licensed occupational therapist that outlines the selected approaches and types of intervention to be used to enable the client to reach identified targeted outcomes or treatment goals.
“Verification”- Proof of licensure, certification, registration, or continuing education:
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 10-101