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Texas Occupational Therapy Scope of Practice
How is the
practice of Occupational Therapy defined in Texas?
A person practices occupational therapy if the person:
What is included in the practice of occupational therapy?
Methods or strategies selected to direct the process of interventions such as:
Evaluation of factors affecting activities of daily living (ADL), instrumental activities of daily living (IADL), education, work, play, leisure, and social participation, including:
Interventions and procedures to promote or enhance safety and performance in activities of daily living (ADL), instrumental activities of daily living (IADL), education, work, play, leisure, and social participation, including:
What services are explicitly excluded?
The practice of occupational therapy does not include diagnosis or psychological services of the type typically performed by a licensed psychologist.
Does Texas allow OTs to practice physical agent modalities?
Yes. The practice of occupational therapy includes the applications of physical agent modalities.
Does Texas allow OTs to practice wound care?
Yes. The practice of occupational therapy includes the use of a range of specific therapeutic procedures such as wound care.
Can OTs practice through telehealth?
Yes. See Texas Occupational Therapy Telehealth for details
Tex. Occ. Code § 454.002
Tex. Occ. Code § 454.006
3 Tex. Admin. Code §362.1