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Chapter 671-2 DEFINITIONS

Rule 671-2-.01 Law Defined

The Law as used in these rules shall mean the Georgia State of Occupational Therapy Licensing Act (Ga. Code Ann. Chapter 43-28).

Rule 671-2-.02 Supervision Defined

Supervision as used in the law shall mean personal involvement of the licensed occupational therapist in the supervisee's professional experience which includes evaluation of his or her performance. Further, supervision shall mean personal supervision with weekly verbal contact and consultation, monthly review of patient care documentation, and specific delineation of tasks and responsibilities by the licensed occupational therapist and shall include the responsibility for personally reviewing and interpreting the results of any habilitative or rehabilitative procedures conducted by the supervisee. It is the responsibility of the licensed occupational therapist to ensure that the supervisee does not perform duties for which he or she is not trained. C.O.T.A.s and limited permit holders must be supervised.

Rule 671-2-.03 Direct Supervision Defined

Direct Supervision as used in the Law shall mean daily on-site, close contact whereby the supervisor is able to respond quickly to the needs of the client or supervisee. It requires specific delineation of task and responsibilities by a licensed Occupational Therapist and shall include the responsibility for personally reviewing and interpreting the result of any habilitative or rehabilitative procedures conducted by the supervisee. It is the responsibility of the licensed occupational therapist to ensure that the supervisee does not perform duties for which he/she is not trained.

Rule 671-2-.04 Consultation Defined

(1) For purposes of O.C.G.A. Section 43-28-3(7), consultation shall mean periodic meetings between the licensed occupational therapist and the occupational therapy assistant to review and to provide recommendations and resource information regarding methods of implementation of the occupational therapy programs.
(2) For purposes of O.C.G.A. Section 43-28-15(6), consultation shall mean providing advice, resource information, and/or therapy demonstrations to an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant licensed in the State of Georgia, provided that any final decisions involving patient care shall be made by the Georgia licensee.

Rule 671-2-.05 Repealed

Rule 671-2-.06 Computation of Supervised Fieldwork Experience Defined

For purposes of O.C.G.A. Sec. 43-28-9-(a) (3), the Board defines four weeks as equal to one month to compute time for determining compliance with the fieldwork requirement.