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Texas Occupational Therapy Aides
"Occupational therapy aide" means a person:
What can an aide do?
Delegation of tasks to non-licensed personnel includes but is not limited to:
What is an aide expressly prohibited from doing?
The Non-Licensed Personnel may not:
What are the responsibilities of the OT when delegating to an aide?
When occupational therapy practitioners delegate occupational therapy tasks to nonlicensed personnel, the occupational therapy practitioners are responsible for ensuring that this person is adequately trained in the tasks delegated.
The occupational therapy practitioners providing the intervention must interact with the client regarding the client’s condition, progress, and/or achievement of goals during each intervention session.
What type of supervision is required?
Supervision in this section for occupational therapy aides is on-site contact whereby the supervising occupational therapy practitioner is able to respond immediately to the needs of the client.
Supervision of other non-licensed personnel either on-site or via telehealth requires that the occupational therapy practitioner maintain line of sight.
What is the ratio between supervising OTs and aides?
Tex. Admin. Code §362.1
Tex. Admin. Code §373.1