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Ohio Occupational Therapy Students
Any person pursuing a course of study leading to a degree or certificate in occupational therapy in an accredited or approved educational program if the activities and services constitute a part of a supervised course of study.
“Student occupational therapist” means a student enrolled in an accredited or candidacy status entry-level occupational therapist education program or a student enrolled in a “World Federation of Occupational Therapy” accredited entry-level occupational therapist education program.
“Student occupational therapy assistant” means a student enrolled in an accredited or candidacy status entry-level occupational therapy assistant education program.
Role of students in clinical practice
At the discretion of the supervising occupational therapist or supervising occupational therapy assistant, as appropriate, be assigned duties or functions commensurate with the education and training.
Student occupational therapy assistant. The student occupational therapy assistant shall demonstrate appropriate skill and knowledge in duties being delegated. The supervising occupational therapist or supervising occupational therapy assistant shall demonstrate knowledge and competency in any procedure or services delegated to a student occupational therapy assistant.
Supervision requirements for student OTs and student OTAs
Student occupational therapist.
Student occupational therapy assistant.
Co-Signatures on student documentation
Any documentation written by an occupational therapy assistant, student occupational therapist, or student occupational therapy assistant for inclusion in the client’s official record shall be co-signed by the supervising occupational therapist.
Designation for students
All student occupational therapists shall use one of the following to indicate student status:
All student occupational therapy assistants shall use one of the following to indicate student status:
Ohio Rev. Code § 4755.13
Ohio Admin. Code 4755-7-01
Ohio Admin. Code 4755-7-02