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Title Sunset Occupational Therapy Practice Act
Status Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services (03/10/2020)
Bill Subjects
House Sponsors J. Singer (D)
C. Larson (R)
Senate Sponsors R. Fields (D)
House Committee Public Health Care and Human Services
Senate Committee Health and Human Services
Date Introduced 01/31/2020
Description

Sunset Process - House Public Health Care and Human
Services Committee. The bill implements, with amendments, the

recommendations of the department of regulatory agencies (department)
in its sunset review and report on the licensing of occupational therapists
and occupational therapy assistants (OTAs) by the director of the division
of professions and occupations in the department. Specifically:
  • Sections 1 and 2 of the bill continue the Occupational
Therapy Practice Act (act) for 10 years, until 2030, rather
than for 7 years, as recommended by the department;
  • Sections 3 and 4 modify the legislative declaration and
definitions related to the scope of practice of occupational
therapy;
  • Section 5 designates occupational therapy consultant,
M.O.T., M.O.T./L., occupational therapy assistant,
and O.T.A. as protected titles under the act and clarifies
that individuals who legally practice temporarily as
occupational therapists in Colorado may use protected
titles;
  • Sections 7, 8, and 14 reorder and amend certain provisions
of the act concerning examinations and applications for
licensure by occupational therapists and OTAs;
  • Sections 11 and 13 add certain prohibited behaviors as
grounds for discipline and reorder certain provisions
concerning disciplinary proceedings; and
  • Sections 6, 9, 10, and 12 make technical corrections
throughout the act.

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