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Recreate Occupational Therapy Practice Act

Concerning the recreation, with amendments, of the "Occupational Therapy Practice Act", and, in connection therewith, reestablishing the licensing functions of the director of the division of professions and occupations in the department of regulatory agencies regarding occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants.
2020 Extraordinary Session
Professions & Occupations
Bill Summary

The bill recreates, with amendments, the "Occupational Therapy Practice Act" (Act), which repealed September 1, 2020. Specifically, the bill:

  • Recreates and extends the Act for 9 years, until 2030;
  • Modifies the legislative declaration and definitions related to the scope of practice of occupational therapy;
  • Designates "occupational therapy consultant", "M.O.T.", "M.O.T./L.", "occupational therapy assistant", "O.T.A.", and "C.O.T.A." as protected titles and clarifies that individuals who legally practice temporarily as occupational therapists in Colorado may use the protected titles;
  • Reorders and amends certain provisions concerning examinations and applications for licensure by occupational therapists and OTAs;
  • Adds certain prohibited behaviors as grounds for discipline; and
  • Removes obsolete language.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)




Bill Text

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