Are you facing a license investigation, accusation, or statement of issues by the California Board of Occupational Therapy? Our law firm’s experienced legal team of license defense attorneys, paralegals, lawyers, and professionals can help you protect your occupational therapist license.
The need to feel useful, viable and to earn our own way is strong human adult need. As an occupational therapist, you help health-challenged and developmentally-challenged individuals become self-reliant, enabling them to gain or regain the ability to perform day-to-day skills, making them as independent as possible.
For those who suffer from disabilities at the physical or mental level due to depression, stress or trauma, or as the result of improper physical or mental development, you begin by charting out rehabilitation with the goal of improving your patients’ abilities to do tasks related to daily living or potential employment. You’ll then start working on the a plan to improve motor functions or reasoning abilities as well.
Patients who have sustained serious injury and cannot regain normal functions also benefit by your ability to create a program that will help them transition into new lifestyles. Skills can range from the most basic — dressing, cleaning, eating, and cooking – to time management, money handling, and taking public transportation – and may involve teaching the patient to become proficient in using different types of assisting equipment or devices. Many of your patients and former patients look back on the hard work you encouraged them to do and consider you an integral part of their “new” lives, giving them both meaning and purpose. This, in and of itself, is a rewarding by-product of your work.
The demand for occupational therapists continues to explode due to the increasing elderly population as well as the strides taken over the past few decades to mainstream those with physical and mental challenges into the employment arena. This makes your license, issued by the California Department of Consumer Affairs’ Board of Occupational Therapy, among the most valued of California licenses.
If you are finding it difficult to obtain your license or are a practicing occupational therapist whose license is being challenged, you need the services of a competent license attorney – one who understands the ins and outs of the board and laws that govern your livelihood. For more information, Rose Law at (800) 456-3767.
Are you facing a license investigation, accusation, or statement of issues by the California Board of Occupational Therapy? Our law firm’s experienced legal team of license defense attorneys, paralegals, lawyers, and professionals can help you protect your occupational therapy assistant license.
Many of us couldn’t imagine how opening a can, taking a bus, getting dressed without assistance or feeding a pet could be huge challenges. But for many, the routine tasks of daily life can seem impossible for those with physical, mental, or developmental issues. Your job as an occupational therapy assistant is to help people with these challenges live more independently, making your choice to become an occupational therapist assistant a rewarding one indeed.
Working under the supervision of a licensed occupational therapist, you help patients with rehabilitative activities and exercises to help them become more independent and gain a sense of dignity. You keep notes on patients’ progress, prepare health insurance paperwork, and do many physically demanding tasks during the course of your duties. You must possess a high degree of both patience and physical stamina as well.
As the country’s population ages and those with physical and mental disabilities and challenges are streamlined into the workforce, more people will need your services as an occupational therapy assistant than ever before. And just as many nurse practitioners are now performing many of the tasks previously performed by medical doctors, occupational therapy assistants are being hired to do more of the tasks that occupational therapists have done in the past in order to keep the cost of treatment down. These factors makes your professional license, issued by the California Department of Consumer Affairs’ Board of Occupational Therapy an investment in a career whose prospects are continuously expanding.
If you are applying for a California license and are beset by obstacles in procuring it, call Rose Law at (800) 456-3767. Our skilled license attorneys and can help you with both getting a license (if you have been denied one) or keeping it, should you become a victim of accusations by any number of entities. We’re here to help.
The disciplinary guidelines can be found on the board’s website by following this link:
Laws and regulations governing the practice of occupational therapy can be found on the website for the California Board of Occupational Therapy by following these links:
- Occupational Therapy Practice Act, Sections 2570.2, 2570.3
- Occupational Therapy Regulations
- Advanced Practice
If you need legal help and consultation to defend your license by a California Board of Occupational Therapy attorney, call 1-800-456-3767 to speak to a lawyer.