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North Dakota Occupational Therapy Definitions
The North Dakota occupational therapy legal and regulatory definitions.
“Board” - The North Dakota Board of Occupational Therapy Practice.
“Occupational Therapist” - A person licensed to practice occupational therapy in North Dakota.
“Occupational Therapy Aide” - An unlicensed person who assists in the practice of occupational therapy under the direct supervision of an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant in accordance with rules adopted by the board.
“Occupational Therapy Assistant” - A person licensed to assist in the practice of occupational therapy and who works under the supervision of an occupational therapist.
“Occupational Therapy Practice” - The use of occupation and purposeful activity or intervention designed to achieve functional outcomes that promote health, prevent injury or disability, and which develop, improve, sustain, or restore the highest possible level of independence of any individual who has an injury, illness, cognitive impairment, psychosocial dysfunction, mental illness, developmental or learning disability, physical disability or other disorder or condition, and occupational therapy education.
“Occupational Therapy Student” - A person enrolled in an accredited occupational therapy education program.
N.D. Cent. Code § 43-40-01
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