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S1449.................................................by HEALTH AND WELFARE
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY AIDE - Amends existing law to define an "occupational
therapy aide" as a person who aids a licensed occupational therapist or
02/13 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/16 Rpt prt - to Health/Wel
02/20 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
02/23 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
02/26 3rd rdg - PASSED - 35-0-0
AYES -- Andreason, Boatright, Branch, Bunderson, Burtenshaw, Cameron,
Crow, Danielson, Darrington, Diede, Dunklin, Frasure, Geddes, Hansen,
Hawkins, Ingram, Ipsen, Keough, King, Lee, McLaughlin, Noh, Parry,
Richardson, Riggs, Risch, Sandy, Schroeder, Sorensen, Stennett,
Sweeney, Thorne, Twiggs, Wheeler, Whitworth
NAYS -- None
Absent and excused -- None
Floor Sponsor - Darrington
Title apvd - to House
02/27 House intro - 1st rdg - to Health/Wel
03/11 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/12 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/13 3rd rdg - PASSED - 63-1-6
AYES -- Alltus, Barraclough, Barrett, Bell, Bieter, Bivens,
Black(15), Boe, Bruneel, Callister, Campbell, Chase, Clark, Crane,
Cuddy, Deal, Denney, Field(13), Field(20), Gagner, Geddes, Gould,
Hadley, Hansen, Henbest, Hornbeck, Jaquet, Jones(22), Judd, Kellogg,
Kempton, Kendell, Kunz, Lake, Linford, Loertscher, Mader, Marley,
McKague, Meyer, Miller, Mortensen, Newcomb, Pischner, Pomeroy,
Reynolds, Richman, Ridinger, Robison, Sali, Schaefer, Stevenson,
Stoicheff, Stone, Stubbs, Taylor, Tilman, Tippets, Trail, Watson,
Wheeler, Wood, Zimmermann
NAYS -- Jones(20)
Absent and excused -- Black(23), Crow, Ellsworth, Jones(9),
Kjellander, Mr Speaker
Floor Sponsor - Bieter
Title apvd - to Senate
03/16 To enrol
03/17 Rpt enrol - Pres signed
03/18 Sp signed
03/19 To Governor
03/20 Governor signed
Session Law Chapter 153
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-fourth Legislature Second Regular Session - 1998
IN THE SENATE
SENATE BILL NO. 1449
BY HEALTH AND WELFARE COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO THE OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PRACTICE ACT; AMENDING SECTION 54-3702,
3 IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE A DEFINITION FOR AN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY AIDE.
4 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
5 SECTION 1. That Section 54-3702, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
6 amended to read as follows:
7 54-3702. DEFINITIONS. As used in this chapter:
8 (1) "Association" means the Idaho occupational therapy association.
9 (2) "Board" means the Idaho state board of medicine.
10 (3) "Licensure board" means the board established to conduct examinations
11 under this chapter, to make recommendations and consult with the board and to
12 perform such other duties as may be required or authorized by this chapter.
13 (4) "Occupational therapist" means a person licensed to practice occupa-
14 tional therapy.
15 (5) "Occupational therapy" is the use of purposeful, goal-oriented activ-
16 ity with individuals who are limited by physical injury or illness,
17 psychosocial dysfunction, developmental or learning disabilities/deficits,
18 poverty or cultural difficulties or the aging process in order to achieve
19 optimum functional performance, independence, prevent further disability and
20 maintain health. The practice of occupational therapy encompasses the evalua-
21 tion, consultation and treatment of individuals whose abilities to cope with
22 the tasks of daily living are threatened or impaired by physical injury or
23 illness, psychosocial dysfunction, developmental or learning
24 disabilities/deficits, poverty or cultural difficulties or the aging process
25 and includes a treatment program through the use of specific techniques which
26 enhance functional performance and includes the evaluation/assessment of the
27 patient/clients self-care, work and leisure skills, cognition, perception;
28 sensory and motor performance; play skills; vocational and prevocational
29 capacities; need for adaptive equipment; application of selected prosthetic or
30 orthotic devices; and the administration of standardized and nonstandardized
32 (6) "Occupational therapy aide" means an unlicensed person who aids
33 a licensed occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant in the
34 practice of occupational therapy, whose activities require an understanding of
35 occupational therapy but do not require professional or advanced training in
36 the basic anatomical, biological, psychological, and social sciences involved
37 in the practice of occupational therapy.
38 (7) "Occupational therapy assistant" means a person licensed to
39 assist in the practice of occupational therapy, who works under the supervi-
40 sion of an occupational therapist.
41 ( 7 8 ) "Person" means any individual, partner-
42 ship, unincorporated organization, or corporation.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The purpose of this legislation is to add a definition of
"occupational therapy aide" to the statute governing the
practice of occupational therapy.
There is no fiscal impact.
CONTACT: Larry Benton
Idaho Association of Occupational Therapists
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE