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Florida Occupational Therapy Additions

21 Jun 2021 4:38 PM | Zachary Edgar (Administrator)

Florida Occupational Therapy

Continuing Education

  • How many continuing education hours are required during a reporting period?
  • How is credit hour defined?
  • How long is the reporting period?
  • Can CE credits be carried over into the next reporting period?
  • Are there any specific requirements for continuing education?
  • What types of activities can be used for the continuing education requirements?
  • What type of approval is needed for the courses?
  • How long must continuing education records be retained?

Scope of Practice

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

Electrical Stimulation Devices

  • Required Training
  • Supervised Treatment Sessions
  • Minimum Competency Levels

Ultrasound Devices

  • Required Training
  • Supervised Treatment Sessions
  • Minimum Competency Levels

Neurofeedback Devices

  • Required Training
  • Supervised Treatment Sessions
  • Minimum Competency Levels

Assistants

  • What type of supervision is required?
  • Does the supervising OT need to be present?
  • Does the supervising occupational therapist need to co-sign documentation created by the OTA?
  • What is the ratio between supervising OTs and OTAs?

Aides

  • How is an aide defined?
  • What can an aide do?
  • 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

Students 

  • Can students practice in a clinical setting?
  • How must students identify themselves?

Unprofessional Conduct 

  • Reporting Obligations
  • Prohibitions
  • Fee Splitting


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