Every clinician in the healthcare industry has specific standards and licensing requirements that must be met for them to practice in their discipline. All practicing occupational therapists (OT) and occupational therapy assistants (OTA) must ensure that they keep their professional licenses update-to-date and in good standing by meeting the requirements and regulations of the state in which they live and work. In fact, you are probably taking this course to meet your Board’s requirement for continuing education credits. After taking this course, OTs and OTAs will have knowledge of the laws and rules governing occupational therapy in the state of Florida, including the Florida Statutes, Chapters 456 and 468 (Part III), and the Florida Administrative Code, Division 64B11.
Relias LLC is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# APP#0000005246. This Distance Learning-Independent is offered at 0.2 CEUs, Intermediate, Professional Issues. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
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Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Overview of Rules and Laws
Why It Matters
Florida Government Structure
The Board of Occupational Therapy
Laws and Rules
Section 3: Florida General Provisions
Healthcare Professions and Occupations: General Provisions
Florida Patient’s Bill of Rights and Responsibilities
Section 4: Florida Occupational Therapy Practice Act
Use of License
Section 5: Licensure and Continuing Education Requirements
Rules on Examination
Reporting Address Change
Continuing Education Requirements
Reactivating an Inactive or Retired License
Section 6: Rules Governing Use of Prescription Devices
Using Electrical Stimulation Devices
Using Ultrasound Devices
Using Neurofeedback Devices
Section 7: Rules Governing Occupational Therapy Aides
Section 8: Standards of Practice and Disciplinary Actions
Range of Disciplinary Measures
Violations and Penalties
Violations Subject to Citation
Section 9: Conclusion
Subject Matter Expert: Amanda Speights, DHSc, OTR/L
Christopher Meketansky OTR/L graduated from Stony Brook University in 2017 with a Master of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy. He received training in manual therapy, specialized treatment for individuals with degenerative neurological disorders and post-stroke neurorehabilitation. He has worked in skilled nursing and home healthcare settings with experience treating patients with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, balance impairments, and a myriad of other conditions impacting the older adult population.Disclosure: Christopher Meketansky, MS, OTR/L discloses the following potential conflict of interests/commercial interests: Relevant Financial Relationship with Relias LLC as a Salaried Employee All of the relationships listed for this individual have been mitigated.Relevant Non-Financial Relationship with No Entities Exists as a Contributor All of the relationships listed for this individual have been mitigated.
Dr. Amanda is an OT practitioner with a post-professional doctorate in health science. Her clinical experience includes working with children and adults in school-based, hospital, home health, outpatient, prescribed pediatric extended care (PPEC), and telehealth settings. Dr. Amanda is dedicated to serving the profession of occupational therapy through her work as a Clinical/Fieldwork Educator, and former Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) pediatric and school-based practice content. She currently serves as an OT practice representative to the Roster of Accreditation Evaluators (RAE) for the 2020-2023 term. Disclosure: Amanda Speights, DHSc, OTR/L has no Relevant Financial or Non-Financial Relationship with ineligible companies to disclose.
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