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Utah Occupational Therapy Definitions 

The Utah occupational therapy legal and regulatory definitions. 

“Board” - The Utah Board of Occupational Therapy.

“Individual Treatment Plan” - A written record composed for each client by a person licensed under this chapter to engage in the practice of occupational therapy.

“Individual Treatment Plan” - Includes:

    • Planning and directing specific exercises and programs to improve sensory integration and motor functioning at the level of performance neurologically appropriate for the individual's stage of development;
    • Establishing a program of instruction to teach a client skills, behaviors, and attitudes necessary for the client's independent productive, emotional, and social functioning;
    • Analyzing, selecting, and adapting functional exercises to achieve and maintain the client's optimal functioning in activities of daily living and to prevent further disability; and
    • Planning and directing specific programs to evaluate and enhance perceptual, motor, and cognitive skills.

“Manual Therapy”- The use of skilled hand movements to manipulate tissues of the body for a therapeutic purpose.

“Occupational Therapist” - A person licensed under this chapter to practice occupational therapy.

“Occupational Therapy Aide” - A person who is not licensed under this chapter but who provides supportive services under the supervision of an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant.

“Occupational Therapy Assistant” - A person licensed in Utah to practice occupational therapy under the supervision of an occupational therapist.

“Physical Agent Modalities”- Specialized treatment procedures including: superficial thermal agents, deep thermal agents, electrotherapeutic agents, and mechanical devices.

“Practice of Occupational Therapy” - The therapeutic use of everyday life activities with an individual:

    • That has or is at risk of developing an illness, injury, disease, disorder, condition, impairment, disability, activity limitation, or participation restriction; and
    • To develop or restore the individual's ability to engage in everyday life activities by addressing physical, cognitive, psychosocial, sensory, or other aspects of the individual's performance.

“Qualified Continuing Professional Education” - Continuing education that meets the standards set forth in Subsection R156-42a-304.

“Wound care”:

    • Prevention of interruptions in skin and tissue integrity; and
    • Care and management of interruptions in skin and tissue integrity.

Reference

Utah Code ยง 58-42a-102

Utah Admin. Code r. 156-42a-102


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