Scope of Practice Q & As

The following questions were received by AOTA’s Ethics program manager about specific scope of practice situations. Please note that your state’s licensure law is the final authority on the scope of occupational therapy practice. In addition, the foundations of a profession's scope of practice are (a) inclusion in the educational curriculum, (b) a history of application in practice, and (c) language in the legally defined scope of practice in the state licensure law.

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