VOLUME 37, ISSUE 21
ISSUE DATE: NOVEMBER 7, 2005
LAW AND PUBLIC SAFETY
DIVISION OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ADVISORY COUNCIL
Supervision Requirement: Temporary Licensed Occupational Therapist
and Temporary Licensed Occupational Therapy Assistant;
Responsibilities of Designated Supervisor
37 N.J.R. 4282(a)
Adopted Amendments: N.J.A.C. 13:44K-7.1 and 7.2
Supervision Requirement: Temporary Licensed Occupational Therapist and Temporary Licensed Occupational Therapy Assistant; Responsibilities of Designated Supervisor
Proposed: October 4, 2004 at 36 N.J.R. 4369(a).
Adopted: May 26, 2005 by Kimberly S. Ricketts, Director, Division of Consumer Affairs.
Filed: September 29, 2005 as R.2005 d.363, without change.
Effective Date: November 7, 2005.
Expiration Date: October 3, 2008.
Summary of Public Comment and Agency Response:
The Council did not receive any comments.
Federal Standards Statement
A Federal standards analysis is not required because the adopted amendments are governed by N.J.S.A. 45:9-37.51 et seq., and are not subject to any Federal standards or requirements.
Full text of the adoption follows:
13:44K-7.l Supervision requirement: temporary licensed occupational therapist and temporary licensed occupational therapy assistant
(a) A temporary licensed occupational therapist shall work only under the supervision of a licensed occupational therapist pursuant to the provisions of this subchapter.
(b) A temporary licensed occupational therapy assistant shall work only under the supervision of a licensed occupational therapist, or a licensed occupational therapy assistant who has been delegated supervisory responsibilities pursuant to N.J.A.C. 13:44K-6.4, pursuant to the provisions of this subchapter.
Recodify existing (b)-(c) as (c)-(d) (No change in text.)
13:44K-7.2 Responsibilities of designated supervisor
(a)-(c) (No change.)
(d) Notwithstanding the provisions of (a) through (c) above, an occupational therapist who has less than 1,200 hours of work experience obtained over a two-year period shall not supervise any persons engaged in the practice of occupational therapy services, including temporary licensed occupational therapists or temporary licensed occupational therapy assistants.
Recodify existing (d)-(e) as (e)-(f) (No change in text.)
(g) A designated supervisor who is unavailable to provide licensees with supervision as required by (a) through (d) above, for more than one day, shall arrange for substitute supervision by a licensed occupational therapist, who shall follow the established plan of supervision.