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Oregon OT Assistants
Definition of a OTA
“Occupational therapy assistant” means a person licensed to assist in the practice of occupational therapy under the supervision of an occupational therapist.
Statement of Supervision
Before an occupational therapy assistant assists in the practice of occupational therapy, he/she must file with the Board a current statement of supervision of the licensed occupational therapist who will supervise the occupational therapy assistant.
What are the responsibilities of the OT when delegating to a OTA?
The supervisor, in collaboration with the supervisee, is responsible for setting and evaluating the standard of work performed.
What type of therapist supervision is required?
An occupational therapy assistant always requires at least general supervision.
"General supervision" requires the supervisor to have at least monthly direct contact in person with the supervisee at the work site or via telehealth with supervision available as needed by other methods.