§ 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.
Equivalent programA masters or certificate program in occupational therapy approved by the Board.
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 6(a)(2) of the Occupational Therapy Practice Act (63 P. S. § § 1505(b) and 1506(a)(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. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (267180).
This section cited in 49 Pa. Code § 42.13 (relating to application for licensure).
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