Senator Fields, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 20-1230. This bill continues the licensing of occupational therapists and assistants until September 1, 2030, and makes the following changes:
- adds occupational therapy consultant and occupational therapy assistant to the list of titles a person can use if they are licensed in the state and allows occupational therapy assistants to use the abbreviation O.T.A. or C.O.T.A.;
- clarifies that the law does not restrict the activities of a person fulfilling an occupational therapy doctoral capstone experience under appropriate supervision;
- adds failing to make essential or falsifying entries on a patent record, committing abuse of health insurance, and committing a fraudulent insurance act to the grounds of discipline;
- adds additional definitions concerning the scope of practice for occupational therapists; and
- reorganizes sections of statute and makes other technical changes.
There was no in-person testimony on the bill.
The following individuals submitted written testimony on House Bill 20-1230 (Attachment F):
Bailey LeBoeuf Johnson, Occupational Therapy Association of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
Pam DiPasquale-Lehnerz, Occupational Therapy Association of Colorado. testified in support of the bill.