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Washington Occupational Therapy Professional Conduct
It is the professional responsibility of occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants to provide services for clients without regard to race, creed, national origin, gender, handicap or religious affiliation.
Treatment objectives and the therapeutic process must be formulated to ensure professional accountability.
Services shall be goal-directed in accordance with the overall educational, habilitation or rehabilitation plan and shall include a system to ensure professional accountability.
Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants shall recommend termination of services when established goals have been met or when further services would not produce improved client performance.
Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants shall accurately represent their competence, education, training and experience.
Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants shall only provide services and use techniques for which they are qualified by education, training, and experience.
Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants shall accurately record information and report information as required by facility standards and state and federal laws.
All data recorded in permanent files or records shall be supported by the occupational therapist or the occupational therapy assistant's observations or by objective measures of data collection.
Client's records shall only be divulged as authorized by law or with the client's consent for release of information.
Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants shall not delegate to other personnel those client-related services where the clinical skills and expertise of an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant are required.
If, after evaluating the client, the case is a medical case, the occupational therapist shall refer the case to a physician for appropriate medical direction if such direction is lacking:
Occupational therapists shall establish, review, or revise the client's treatment objectives at sufficient intervals to meet the client's needs. The occupational therapy assistant shall collaborate with the occupational therapist in this review of the client's treatment objectives.