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Ohio OT Scope of Practice
How is 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.
What is included in the practice of occupational therapy?
Methods or strategies selected to direct the process of interventions, including, but not limited to, establishment, remediation, or restoration of a skill or ability that has not yet developed or is impaired and compensation, modification, or adaptation of activity or environment to enhance performance.
Evaluation of factors affecting activities of daily living, instrumental activities of daily living, education, work, play, leisure, and social participation, including, but not limited to, sensory motor abilities, vision, perception, cognition, psychosocial, and communication and interaction skills.
Interventions and procedures to promote or enhance safety and performance in activities of daily living, education, work, play, leisure, and social participation, including, but not limited to, application of physical agent modalities, use of a range of specific therapeutic procedures to enhance performance skills, rehabilitation of driving skills to facilitate community mobility, and management of feeding, eating, and swallowing to enable eating and feeding performance.
Consultative services, case management, and education of patients, clients, or other individuals to promote self-management, home management, and community and work reintegration.
Designing, fabricating, applying, recommending, and instructing in the use of selected orthotic or prosthetic devices and other equipment which assists the individual to adapt to the individual's potential or actual impairment.
Administration of topical drugs that have been prescribed by a licensed health professional authorized to prescribe drugs.
What is specifically excluded from the practice?
Are there any special trainings or requirements?
Youth Sports Concussion and Head Injury Assessment and Clearance
Ohio Rev. Code § 4755.04
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