Florida Occupational Therapy Laws and Rules
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CREDIT HOURS: 2

All occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants working in Florida must be licensed and abide by the Occupational Therapy Laws and Rules – including taking a board approved two hour course on the Florida Occupational Therapy Laws and Rules in order to renew an OT license. What are the Laws and Rules? What are one’s responsibilities under the Laws and Rules? Who writes the Laws and Rules? Where can one read them? This course describes the continuing education requirements, supervision requirements and use of physical agent modalities by occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants. This course also explains the relationship between NBCOT, AOTA, FOTA, and the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy Practice and how they interface with the Florida OT Laws and Rules.

Course Goal: Participants will learn about occupational therapy licensees’ responsibilities and the various provisions/requirements of the Occupational Therapy Laws and Rules in Florida. This course meets the Occupational Therapy Laws and Rules mandatory continuing education requirement for re-licensure in Florida.

Upon completion of this course, the Learner will be able to:

  • Differentiate the roles of the Florida Department of Health, the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy Practice, the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT), the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and the Florida Occupational Therapy Association (FOTA) as they relate to the regulation (licensure) of occupational therapy practice in Florida.
  • Explain the scope of occupational therapy practice as outlined by the Florida Practice Act.
  • Outline the OT licensing process in the state of Florida.
  • Discuss the supervision requirements for occupational therapy personnel.
  • List the continuing education requirements for license renewal and for use of physical agent modalities under the practice act and rules.
  • Identify violations of the OT practice act and rules and potential disciplinary actions.

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