§ 43-28-15. Exceptions to operation of chapter.

CODE OF GEORGIA

Title 43. PROFESSIONS AND BUSINESSES

Chapter 28. OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS

Current through 2019-2020 Chapter 468

§ 43-28-15. Exceptions to operation of chapter

Nothing in this chapter shall be construed as preventing or restricting the practice, services,or activities of:

(1) Any person licensed under any other law of the state, including but not limited to, physicians and persons working under the supervision of physicians, nurses, clinical psychologists, speech pathologists and audiologists, dentists, chiropractors, and physical therapists, from engaging in the profession or occupation for which he or she is licensed;
(2) Any person employed as an occupational therapist or an occupational therapy assistant by the government of the United States if such a person provides occupational therapy solely under the direction or control of the organization by which he or she is employed;
(3) Any person pursuing a course of study leading to a degree or certificate in occupational therapy in an educational program which is accredited by a recognized accrediting agency acceptable to the board and if such person is designated by a title which clearly indicates such person's status as a student or trainee;
(4) Any person fulfilling the supervised field work experience requirements of Code Section 43-28-9 if such activities and services constitute a part of the experience necessary to meet the requirement of that Code section;
(5) Any person enrolled in a course of study designed to develop advanced occupational therapy skills when the occupational therapy activities are required as part of an educational program sponsored by an educational institution approved by the board and conducted under the supervision of an occupational therapist licensed under this chapter. If such person provides occupational therapy services outside the scope of the educational program, he or she shall then be required to be licensed in accordance with this chapter;
(6) Any occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant licensed or certified by an agency recognized by the board providing consultation, as defined by rule, related to direct patient care if such services are performed for not more than 30 days in a calendar year;
(7) Any person employed as an occupational therapy aide and working under the direct supervision of an occupational therapist licensed in this state;
(8) Any person licensed under any other law of the state from providing orthotics within his or her scope of practice; or
(9) Persons registered as rehabilitation suppliers by the State Board of Workers' Compensation, including those registered before July 1, 1992, but only when practicing rehabilitation counseling as a designated principal rehabilitation supplier pursuant to Chapter 9 of Title 34 and only so long as they do not use any titles other than titles describing the certifications or licenses they are required to hold under Code Section 34-9-200.1.

Cite as OCGA § 43-28-15

History. Amended by 2019 Ga. Laws 246, §1, eff. 7/1/2019.

Amended by 2017 Ga. Laws 275, §43, eff. 5/9/2017.