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Oklahoma Occupational Therapy FAQs

We combined the Oklahoma statutes, board rules, and position statements to create a guide on key compliance issues for OTs and OTAs.  Members have full access to the material and can email us with questions regarding any billing or compliance issue for no additional charge, please consider joining today if you need additional assistance.  


Scope of Practice

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



    • Is a referral required to provide occupational therapy services?
    • Are there exceptions to the referral requirement?
    • Which providers can issue the referral?
    • When does an OT have to refer a patient to a physician?

Delegation and Supervision

    • What are that different levels of supervision?
    • Which services can only be performed by a licensed OT?
    • What are the responsibilities of the OT when delegating?
    • What is the ratio between the supervising OT and assistive personnel?


    • Which services are OTAs allowed to perform?
    • Are there specific services that OTAs are prohibited from practicing?
    • What type of supervision is required?
    • When does the supervising OT need to reevaluate/reassess a patient?
    • Does the supervising occupational therapist need to co-sign documentation created by the OTA?
    • What is the ratio between supervising OTs and OTAs?
    • How do OTAs need to be identified in a clinical setting?


    • What tasks can an aide perform?
    • What is an aide expressly prohibited from doing?
    • What are the responsibilities of the OT/OTA when delegating to an aide?
    • What level of supervision is required?
    • What is the ratio between supervising OTs and aides?
    • How do aides need to be identified in a clinical setting?

Position Statements and Forms

Continuing Education

    • How many CE hours are required during a reporting period?
    • Can CE credits be carried over into the next reporting period?
    • Are there any specific courses that must be taken?
    • What types of activities can be used for the continuing education requirements?
    • What type of approval is needed for the courses?
    • What are the reporting requirements?
    • Waivers and audits

Students and New Graduates

    • Can students practice in a clinical setting?
    • What kind of supervision is required for student OTs and OTAs?
    • How must students identify themselves?
    • Who is eligible for a temporary permit?
    • What type of supervision is required for a temporary permit holder?
    • How long is the permit valid for?

Out-of-State OTs and OTAs

    • Can I practice in state if I am licensed in another state?
    • What is the process for getting reciprocity in state?


    • What must be included in the patient record?
    • What are the OT’s documentation responsibilities?
    • What are the OTA’s documentation responsibilities?


    • How can I use “Dr” in my title?
    • What is the required designation for OTs in a clinical setting?
    • Are there any specific requirements for posting notifications or licenses?
    • When does an OT have to notify the board of any information changes?

Unprofessional Conduct

    • When am I obligated to report to the board?
    • What conduct subject to disciplinary action?
    • Is there a prohibition against fee-splitting?

Oklahoma OT Board Fees

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