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Oregon Occupational Therapy

We’ve combined Oregon statutes, board rules, and position statements to create a clear guide on the rules that must be followed by OTs and OTAs.  Members have full access to the material and can email us regarding any billing or compliance issue, please consider joining today if you need additional assistance.  Learn more about how we provide comprehensive support for members.  


Scope of Practice

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

Early Intervention and other Children's Services

    • Definitions 
    • Evaluation requirements 
    • Interventions
    • Outcomes
    • Delegation to assistants 
    • Documentation

Mental Health Services

Supervision and Delegation
    • What are the different levels of supervision?
    • Which services can only be performed by a licensed occupational therapist?
    • What are the responsibilities of the OT when delegating?


    • What is required to be filed with the Board prior to an OTA working with a supervisor?
    • Which services are OTAs allowed to practice?
    • Are there specific services that OTAs are prohibited from practicing?
    • What type of supervision is required?
    • Required designation for assistants
    • What is an aide expressly prohibited from doing?
    • What are the responsibilities of the OT when delegating to an aide?
    • What type of supervision is required?
    • What is the ratio between supervising OTs and aides?
    • Required designation for aides

Continuing Education

  • How many continuing education hours are required during a reporting period?
  • How is credit hour defined?
  • How long is the reporting period?
  • Are there any specific requirements for continuing education?
  • What types of activities can be used for the continuing education requirements?
  • What are the reporting requirements?
  • How long must continuing education records be retained?
  • Waiver

Referrals and Direct Access 

  • Occupational therapists are not required to have a physician's prescription to evaluate and treat patients in Oregon when the OT is using a modality defined in the Oregon Statute.


    • Licensure Requirements
    • Informed Consent
    • Standard of Care
    • Assistants and Students
Limited Permits
    • Who may apply for a limited permit?
    • What type of supervision is required for a limited permit holder?
    • How long does the permit last?
    • Can the permit be renewed?
    • What happens if the applicant fails the exam?

Out-of-State Therapists

    • Application for Temporary License by Military Spouse or Domestic Partner
    • What is the process for getting reciprocity in Oregon?

Unprofessional Conduct

    • Duty to Report
    • Unprofessional Conduct related to Patient Safety, Integrity, and Welfare
    • Unprofessional Conduct Relating to Professional Competency
    • Unprofessional Conduct Relating to the Board
    • Unprofessional Conduct Relating to Impaired Function
    • Unprofessional Conduct Relating to Federal or State Law or Rules
    • Unprofessional Conduct in a Declared Emergency

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