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Ohio Occupational Therapy Scope of Practice
How is the practice of Occupational Therapy defined in Ohio?
“Occupational therapy” means the therapeutic use of everyday life activities or occupations with individuals or groups for the purpose of participation in roles and situations in the home, school, workplace, community, and other settings. The practice of occupational therapy includes all of the following:
Can OTs evaluate and treat dysphagia?
Yes. Based on the education, certification and licensure process, and Ohio law, the assessment and treatment of dysphagia are within the scope of occupational therapy practice.
Does Ohio allow OTs to administer topical medications?
Yes. “Administration of topical drugs that have been prescribed by a licensed health professional authorized to prescribe drugs.”
Ohio Rev. Code § 4755.04
A Position Statement from the Occupational Therapy Section of the Ohio Occupational
Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers Board September 6, 2005