Sec. 3051.6 - Physical and Occupational Therapy

ยง 3051.6. Physical and Occupational Therapy

(a) When the district, SELPA, or county office contracts for the services of a physical therapist or an occupational therapist, the following standards shall apply:

(1) Occupational or physical therapists shall provide services based upon recommendation of the IEP team. Physical therapy and occupational therapy services for infants are limited by Education Code section 56426.6. Physical therapy services may not exceed the services specified in the Business and Professions Code section 2620. Occupational therapy services may not exceed the services specified in the Business and Professions Code section 2570.2(k).

(2) The district, SELPA, or county office shall assure that the therapist has available safe and appropriate equipment.

(b) Individuals providing physical or occupational therapy shall be qualified.

(1) Physical therapy shall be provided only by personnel who possess a valid license in Physical Therapy issued by a licensing agency within the Department of Consumer Affairs.

(2) Occupational therapy shall be provided only by personnel who possess a license in occupational therapy issued by a licensing agency within the Department of Consumer Affairs. Services provided by a Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant shall be supervised by a registered occupational therapist in accordance with professional standards outlined by the American Occupational Therapy Association.

(1. Amendment filed 3-21-88; operative 4-20-88 (Register 88, No. 15). 2. Amendment of section and Note filed 5-5-2014; operative 7-1-2014 (Register 2014, No. 19).)

Note: Authority cited: Sections 56100 and 56366.1, Education Code. Reference: Sections 2570.2 and 2620, Business and Professions Code; Section 56363, Education Code; and 34 C.F.R. Sections 300.34 and 300.156(b)(1).

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