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92_HB3194eng HB3194 Engrossed LRB9205124LBgc 1 AN ACT concerning the regulation of professions. 2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 3 represented in the General Assembly: 4 Section 5. The Illinois Occupational Therapy Practice 5 Act is amended by changing Section 2 and adding Sections 3.1, 6 3.2, and 11.1 as follows: 7 (225 ILCS 75/2) (from Ch. 111, par. 3702) 8 Sec. 2. Definitions. In this Act: 9 (1) "Department" means the Department of Professional 10 Regulation. 11 (2) "Director" means the Director of Professional 12 Regulation. 13 (3) "Board" means the Illinois Occupational Therapy 14 Board appointed by the Director. 15 (4) "Registered occupational therapist" means a person 16 licensed to practice occupational therapy as defined in this 17 Act, and whose license is in good standing. 18 (5) "Certified occupational therapy assistant" means a 19 person licensed to assist in the practice of occupational 20 therapy under the supervision of a registered occupational 21 therapist, and to implement the occupational therapy 22 treatment program as established by the registered 23 occupational therapist. Such program may include training in 24 activities of daily living, the use of therapeutic activity 25 including task oriented activity to enhance functional 26 performance, and guidance in the selection and use of 27 adaptive equipment. 28 (6) "Occupational therapy" means the therapeutic use of 29 purposeful and meaningful occupations or goal-directed 30 activities to evaluate and provide interventions for 31 individuals and populations who have a disease or disorder, HB3194 Engrossed -2- LRB9205124LBgc 1 an impairment, an activity limitation, or a participation 2 restriction that interferes with their ability to function 3 independently in their daily life roles and to promote health 4 and wellness. Occupational therapy intervention may include 5 any of the following: 6 (a) remediation or restoration of performance 7 abilities that are limited due to impairment in 8 biological, physiological, psychological, or neurological 9 processes; 10 (b) adaptation of task, process, or the environment 11 or the teaching of compensatory techniques in order to 12 enhance performance; 13 (c) disability prevention methods and techniques 14 that facilitate the development or safe application of 15 performance skills; and 16 (d) health promotion strategies and practices that 17 enhance performance abilities. 18 The registered occupational therapist or certified 19 occupational therapy assistant may assume a variety of roles 20 in his or her career including, but not limited to, 21 practitioner, supervisor of professional students and 22 volunteers, researcher, scholar, consultant, administrator, 23 faculty, clinical instructor, and educator of consumers, 24 peers, and family. 25 (7) "Occupational therapy services" means services that 26 may be provided to individuals and populations including, 27 without limitation, the following: 28 (a) evaluating, developing, improving, sustaining, 29 or restoring skills in activities of daily living, work, 30 or productive activities, including instrumental living 31 and play and leisure activities; 32 (b) evaluating, developing, improving, or restoring 33 sensory motor, cognitive, or psychosocial components of 34 performance; HB3194 Engrossed -3- LRB9205124LBgc 1 (c) designing, fabricating, applying, or training 2 in the use of assistive technology or temporary, orthoses 3 and training in the use of orthoses and prostheses; 4 (d) adapting environments and processes, including 5 the application of ergonomic principles, to enhance 6 performance and safety in daily life roles; 7 (e) for occupational therapists possessing advanced 8 training, skill, and competency as demonstrated through 9 examinations that shall be determined by the Department, 10 applying physical agent modalities as an adjunct to or in 11 preparation for engagement in occupations; 12 (f) evaluating and providing intervention in 13 collaboration with the client, family, caregiver, or 14 others; 15 (g) educating the client, family, caregiver, or 16 others in carrying out appropriate nonskilled 17 interventions; and 18 (h) consulting with groups, programs, 19 organizations, or communities to provide population-based 20 services. 21 (8) "An aide in occupational therapy" means an 22 individual who provides supportive services to occupational 23 therapy practitioners but who is not certified by a 24 nationally recognized occupational therapy certifying or 25 licensing body.
the evaluation of functional performance26 ability of persons impaired by physical illness or injury,27 emotional disorder, congenital or developmental disability,28 or the aging process, and the analysis, selection and29 application of occupations or goal directed activities, for30 the treatment or prevention of these disabilities to achieve31 optimum functioning. Occupational therapy services include,32 but are not limited to activities of daily living (ADL); the33 design fabrication and application or splints, administration34 and interpretation of standardized tests to identifyHB3194 Engrossed -4- LRB9205124LBgc 1 dysfunctions, sensory-integrative and perceptual motor2 activities, the use of task oriented activities, guidance in3 the selection and use of assistive devices, goal oriented4 activities directed toward enhancing functional performance,5 prevocational evaluation and vocational training, and6 consultation in the adaptation of physical environments for7 the handicapped. These services are provided to individuals8 or groups through medical, health, educational, and social9 systems. An occupational therapist may evaluate a person but10 shall obtain a referral by a physician before treatment is11 administered by the occupational therapist. An occupational12 therapist shall refer to a licensed physician, dentist, or13 podiatrist any patient whose medical condition should, at the14 time of evaluation or treatment, be determined to be beyond15 the scope of practice of the occupational therapist.16 (Source: P.A. 88-424.) 17 (225 ILCS 75/3.1 new) 18 Sec. 3.1. Referrals. A registered occupational therapist 19 or certified occupational therapy assistant may consult with, 20 educate, evaluate, and monitor services for clients 21 concerning non-medical occupational therapy needs. 22 Implementation of direct occupational therapy to individuals 23 for their specific health care conditions shall be based upon 24 a referral from a licensed physician, dentist, podiatrist, or 25 optometrist. 26 An occupational therapist shall refer to a licensed 27 physician, dentist, optometrist, or podiatrist any patient 28 whose medical condition should, at the time of evaluation or 29 treatment, be determined to be beyond the scope of practice 30 of the occupational therapist. 31 (225 ILCS 75/3.2 new) 32 Sec. 3.2. Practice of optometry. No rule shall be HB3194 Engrossed -5- LRB9205124LBgc 1 adopted under this Act that allows an occupational therapist 2 to perform an act, task, or function primarily performed in 3 the lawful practice of optometry under the Illinois 4 Optometric Practice Act of 1987. 5 (225 ILCS 75/3.3 new) 6 Sec. 3.3. Rules. The Department shall promulgate rules 7 to define and regulate the activities of occupational therapy 8 aides. 9 (225 ILCS 75/11.1 new) 10 Sec. 11.1. Continuing education requirement. All 11 renewal applicants shall provide proof of having met the 12 continuing competency requirements set forth in the rules of 13 the Department. At a minimum, the rules shall require a 14 renewal applicant to provide proof of completing at least 12 15 units of continuing competency activities during the 2-year 16 licensing cycle for which he or she is currently licensed. 17 The Department shall provide by rule for an orderly process 18 for the reinstatement of licenses that have not been renewed 19 for failure to meet the continuing competency requirements. 20 The continuing competency requirements may be waived in cases 21 of extreme hardship as defined by rule. 22 The Department shall establish by rule a means for 23 verifying the completion of the continuing competency 24 required by this Section. This verification may be 25 accomplished through audits of records maintained by 26 licensees, by requiring the filing of continuing competency 27 certificates with the Department, or by any other means 28 established by the Department. 29 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect on 30 January 1, 2002.
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