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New Jersey Occupational Therapy 

Welcome to our New Jersey Occupational Therapy FAQs.  We’ve combined New Jersey statutes, board rules, and position statements to create a clear guide on the rules that must be followed by OTs and OTAs.  This page is currently under construction, please contact us if you need assistance.


Scope of Practice
    • How is occupational therapy defined in New Jersey?
    • What is included in the practice of occupational therapy?
    • What is specifically excluded from the practice?
    • Are there any special trainings or requirements?

Use of Physical Agent Modalities 

    • Areas of Competency
    • Training Required for Physical Agent Modalities
    • When the OT has a Hand Therapy Certificate
    • Documentation Required
    • Delegation to OTAs

Use if Physical Agent Modalities by an OTA

    • Required Supervision
    • Delegation of Supervision
    • Documentation of Training
    • Direct Training

Supervision and Delegation

    • What are the different levels of supervision?
    • Which services can only be performed by a licensed occupational therapist?
    • What are the responsibilities of the OT when delegating?
    • Delegation of supervision responsibilities to an OTA
    • What is the ratio between the supervising OT and assistive personnel? 
    • Which services are OTAs allowed to practice?
    • Are there specific services that OTAs are prohibited from practicing?
    • What type of supervision is required?
    • Designated supervisor qualifications
    • Responsibilities of the designated supervisor
    • Required designation for assistants

Continuing Education (NJ OTs and OTAs are not required to complete CE)

Patient Records


    • Definitions
    • License Requirement
    • Standard of Care
    • Licensee-Client Relationship
    • Provision of Services through Telehealth
    • Records
    • Prevention of Fraud and Abuse
    • Privacy and Notice to Clients

Billing and Fees

Identification and Notification

Temporary Permits - Graduate Practice

Short-Term Practice

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