§ 42.1. Definitions.
The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
AOTAAmerican Occupational Therapy Association.
ActThe Occupational Therapy Practice Act (63 P.S. § § 15011519).
ApplicantAn individual seeking licensure under the act as an occupational therapist or an occupational therapy assistant.
BoardThe State Board of Occupational Therapy Education and Licensure of the Commonwealth.
CertificationRecognition by the NBCOT that an individual is a registered occupational therapist or a certified occupational therapy assistant.
CommissionerThe Commissioner of Professional and Occupational Affairs.
LicenseeAn individual who has been licensed under the act as an occupational therapist or an occupational therapy assistant.
Licensure examinationThe Certification Examination for Occupational Therapist, Registered, or the Certification Examination for Occupational Therapy Assistant prepared and administered by the NBCOT.
NBCOTNational Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.
Service recipientThe patient or client who directly receives care or services from the licensee.
SurrogateThe spouse, parent or guardian of the service recipient.
The provisions of this § 42.1 issued under sections 5(b) and 8(2) of the Occupational Therapy Practice Act (63 P.S. § § 1505(b) and 1508(2)); amended under sections 5(b) and 8(2) of the Occupational Therapy Practice Act (63 P.S. § § 1505(b) and 1508(2).
The provisions of this § 42.1 adopted January 27, 1989, effective January 28, 1989, 19 Pa.B. 335; amended December 7, 2001, effective December 8, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 6663; amended January 21, 2022, effective January 22, 2022, 52 Pa.B. 448. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (391990) to (391991).
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