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Michigan Occupational Therapy Definitions 

ACOTE - Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education.

AOTA - American Occupational Therapy Association.

Board - The Michigan board of occupational therapists.

Code - The public health code, 1978 PA 368, MCL 333.1101 to 333.25211.

Department - The department of licensing and regulatory affairs.

Direct Supervision - The OT is physically present or present via telemedicine with the individual being supervised or immediately available for direction and onsite supervision when the limited assessment, task, intervention, or interaction with the client is performed.

General Supervision - The OT is not required to be physically present on site or present during a telemedicine visit but is continuously available when the limited assessment, task, intervention, or interaction with the client is performed. Continuously available includes availability by telecommunication or another electronic device.

NBCOT - National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy.

Occupational Therapy Assistant - An individual licensed to engage in practice as an OTA.

Occupational Therapist- An individual licensed to engage in the practice of occupational therapy.

Occupational Therapy Services - Services provided to promote health and wellness, prevent disability, preserve functional capabilities, prevent barriers, and enable or improve performance in everyday activities.

Practice as an Occupational Therapy Assistant - The practice of occupational therapy under the supervision of a licensed OT.

Practice of Occupational Therapy - The therapeutic use of everyday life occupations and occupational therapy services to aid individuals or groups to participate in meaningful roles and situations in the home, school, workplace, community, and other settings, to promote health and wellness through research and practice, and to serve those individuals or groups who have or are at risk for developing an illness, injury, disease, disorder, condition, impairment, disability, activity limitation, or participation restriction. The practice of occupational therapy addresses the physical, cognitive, psychosocial, sensory, and other aspects of performance in a variety of contexts to support engagement in everyday life activities that affect a person's health, well-being, and quality of life throughout his or her life span.

WFOT - World Federation of Occupational Therapists.


Mich. Comp. Laws § 333.18301

Mich. Admin. Code r. 338.1211

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