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24 DE Admin. Code 2000
Pursuant to 24 Del.C. §2006(a)(1), the Delaware Board of Occupational Therapy Practice has proposed revisions to its rules and regulations. The rules pertaining to continuing education are amended to clarify their application. Additionally rules of an administrative nature are changed to reflect current practices.
1.1 “Occupational therapy assistant” shall mean a person licensed to assist in the practice of occupational therapy under the supervision of an occupational therapist. 24 Del.C. §2002(4).
Under the supervision of an occupational therapist” means the interactive process between the licensed occupational therapist and the occupational therapy assistant. It shall be more than a paper review or co-signature. The supervising occupational therapist is responsible for insuring the extent, kind, and quality of the services rendered by the occupational therapy assistant.
1.3.54 Effective July 1, 2009, the supervising occupational therapist shall submit to the Board a completed Verification of Occupational Therapy Assistant Supervision form upon the commencement of supervision.
1.3.65 Effective July 1, 2009, the supervising occupational therapist shall immediately advise the Board in writing when he or she is no longer supervising an occupational therapy assistant and shall provide the Board with an updated Verification of Occupational Therapy Assistant Supervision form.
1.3.76 Levels of supervision should be determined by the occupational therapist before the individuals enter into a supervisor/supervisee relationship. The chosen level of supervision should be reevaluated regularly for effectiveness.
1.3.87 The supervising occupational therapist, in collaboration with the occupational therapy assistant, shall maintain a written supervisory plan specifying the level of supervision and shall document the supervision of each occupational therapy assistant. Levels of supervision should be determined by the occupational therapist before the individuals enter into a supervisor/supervisee relationship. The chosen level of supervision should be reevaluated regularly for effectiveness. This plan shall be reviewed at least every six months or more frequently as demands of service changes.
1.3.98 A supervisor who is temporarily unable to provide supervision shall arrange for substitute supervision by an occupational therapist licensed by the Board with at least one (1) year of clinical experience, as defined above, to provide supervision as specified by Rule 1.0 of these rules and regulations.
2.2 To apply for a reciprocal license, in addition to the requirements listed in 24 Del.C. §2011, an applicant shall submit the following to the Board:
2.4.1 A completed online renewal application on the form approved by the Board. License renewal may be accomplished online at www.dpr.delaware.gov;
A licensee may, upon written request to the Board and payment of the fee established by the Division of Professional Regulation, have his/her license placed on inactive status if he/she is not actively engaged in the practice of occupational therapy in the State. To renew an inactive license, a licensee shall submit an online renewal application and renewal fee payable to the State of Delaware.
2.6.1 A letter requesting reactivation A reactivation request form;
2.6.2 A completed application for renewal
2.6.32 Proof of continuing education attained within the past two years (20 contact hours). The twenty (20) hours must be in accordance with Rule 3.0 of these rules and regulations;
2.6.43 Fee payable to the State of Delaware.
2.7.2 Proof of continuing education attained within the past two years (20 10 contact hours). The twenty (20) ten (10) hours must be in accordance with Rule 3.0 of these rules and regulations;
3.1.1 Continuing education (CE) is required for license renewal and shall be completed by July 31st of each even numbered year. Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants are required to complete 20 hours per biennial period. Continuing education must be earned in two (2) or more of the seven (7) categories for continuing education described in Rule 3.5.
3.1.1.2 Attestation may shall be completed electronically if the renewal is accomplished online. In the alternative, paper renewal documents that contain the attestation of completion can be submitted;
3.1.2.1 The Board will notify licensees within sixty (60) days after July 31 of each biennial renewal period that they have been selected for audit.
3.2.1 Activities Continuing education must be earned in two (2) or more of the seven (7) categories activities for continuing education beginning described in Rule 3.35.
3.3.1 Activities Continuing education must be in a field of health and social services related to occupational therapy, must be related to a licensee’s current or anticipated roles and responsibilities in occupational therapy, and must directly or indirectly serve to protect the public by enhancing the licensee’s continuing competence.
3.3.2 Approval will be at the discretion of the Board. A licensee or continuing education provider may request prior approval by the Board by submitting an outline of the activity before it is scheduled. The Board pre-approves continuing education activities sponsored or approved by AOTA or offered by AOTA-approved providers as long as the content is not within the exclusion in Rule 3.5.1.1 for courses covering documentation for reimbursement or other business matters.
3.4.1 “Contact Hour” means a unit of measure for a continuing education activity. One contact hour equals 60 minutes in a learning activity, excluding meals and breaks.”
3.5 Continuing Education Activities Categories:
3.5.1 Category 1: Courses: (Classroom or home study/correspondence/online) The maximum credit for course work shall not exceed nineteen (19) hours. Course work involving alternative therapies shall be limited to five (5) hours. Course work by home study, correspondence or online of a non-interactive nature shall be limited to ten (10) hours. Extension courses, refresher courses, workshops, seminars, lectures, conferences, and non patient-specific in-service training qualify under this provision as long as they are presented in a structured educational experience beyond entry-level academic degree level and satisfy the criteria in 3.3.1.
3.5.1.2 Documentation for continuing education courses shall include a certificate of completion or similar documentation including name of course, date, author/instructor, sponsoring organization, location, and number of hours attended and amount of continuing education credit earned.
3.5.2 Category 2: Professional Meetings & Activities: The maximum number of credit hours shall not exceed ten (10) hours. Approved credit includes attendance at: DOTA business meetings, AOTA business meetings, AOTA Representative Assembly meetings. NBCOT meetings, OT Licensure Board meetings and AOTA National Round Table discussions. Credit will be given for participation as an elected or appointed member/officer on a board, committee or council in the field of health and social service related to occupational therapy. Seminars or other training related to management or administration are considered professional activities. Excluded are any job related meetings such a department meetings, supervision of students and business meetings within the work setting.
3.5.2.2 Documentation includes name of committee or board, name of agency or organization, purpose of services, and description of licensee’s role. Participation must be validated by an officer or representative of the organization or committee.
3.5.3 Category 3: Publications: The maximum number of credit hours shall not exceed fifteen (15) hours. These include writing chapters, books, abstracts, book reviews accepted for publication and media/ video for professional development in any venue.
3.5.3.1 Documentation shall include the full reference for publication including title, author, editor and date of publication; or a copy of acceptance letter if not yet published.
3.5.4 Category 4: Presentations: The maximum number of credit hours shall not exceed fifteen (15) hours. This includes workshops and community service organizations presentations that the licensee presents. The preparation of original lectures, seminars, or workshops in occupational therapy or health care subjects shall be granted one (1) hour for preparation for each contact hour of presentation. Credit for preparation shall be given for the first presentation only.
3.5.4.1 Credit will not be given for the presentation of information that the licensee has already been given credit for under another category.
3.5.4.2 Excluded are presentations that are part of a licensee’s job duties.
3.5.5 Category 5: Research/Grants: Credit may be awarded one time for contact hours per study/topic regardless of length of project, not to exceed ten (10) hours. Contact hours accumulated under this category may not be used under the publication category.
3.5.5.1 Documentation for research includes verification from the primary investigator indicating the name of the research project, dates of participation, major hypotheses or objectives of the project, and licensee’s role in the project.
3.5.6 Category 6: Specialty Certification: Approval for credit hours for specialty certification, requiring successful completion of courses and exams attained during the current licensure period will be at the discretion of the Board. Examples include Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) and Occupational Therapist, Board Certified in Pediatrics (BCP).
3.5.6.1 Documentation includes a certificate of completion or other documentation from the recognized certifying body that identifies satisfactory completion of the requirements for obtaining board certification of specialty certification.
3.5.7 Category 7: Fieldwork Supervision: The maximum number of credit hours shall not exceed ten (10) hours. One CE hour may be awarded for each Level I OT or OTA fieldwork student. One CE hour may be awarded for each week of participation as the primary clinical fieldwork educator for Level II OT or OTA fieldwork students.
6.1.2 Aggravated menacing. 11 Del.C. §602(b)
6.1.15 Manslaughter. 11 Del.C. §632
6.1.28 Bestiality. 11 Del.C. §777
6.1.41 Extortion. 11 Del.C. §846
6.1.61 Felony stalking. 11 Del.C. §1312A
6.1.65 Adulteration. 11 Del.C. §1339
6.1.68 Obscenity. 11 Del.C. §1361
Last Updated: December 31 1969 19:00:00.
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