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Texas Occupational Therapy Supervision and Delegation

Which services can only be performed by a licensed occupational therapist?

Only an occupational therapist may perform an initial evaluation or any reevaluations.

Only an occupational therapist may initiate, develop, modify or complete an occupational therapy plan of care.

The occupational therapist is responsible for determining whether intervention is needed and if a referral is required for occupational therapy intervention.

Only an occupational therapist has the authority to discharge clients from occupational therapy services.

The occupational therapist must review any information from the occupational therapy assistant(s), determine if goals were met or not, complete and sign the discharge or discontinuation of occupational therapy services documentation, and/or make recommendations for any further needs of the client in another continuum of care.

What are the responsibilities of the OT when delegating?

Occupational Therapists are fully responsible for the planning and delivery of occupational therapy services.

Reference

3 Tex. Admin. Code ยง372.1



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