New Standards of Practice for California Occupational Therapists
The California Board of Occupational Therapy's "Standards of Practice for Telehealth," effective April 1st, will:
- Clarify regulations for telehealth-delivered services that occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants are already expected to adhere to during in-person services;
- Direct occupational therapists to determine whether an in-person evaluation or intervention is necessary prior to providing telehealth-delivered services.
CCHP's fact sheet offers an overview of the new standards of practices, and an analysis of the expected impacts on telehealth.