21 NCAC 38 .0903             Types of supervision

(a)  Occupational therapy assistants at all levels shall require general supervision by an occupational therapist pursuant to Rule .0103(21)(a) of this Chapter.

(b)  Occupational therapy students shall require supervision by an occupational therapy practitioner as follows:

(1)           An occupational therapy practitioner shall comply with Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) requirements for experience when supervising Level II fieldwork occupational therapist and occupational therapy assistant students, which ACOTE requirements, including subsequent amendments and editions, are incorporated by reference. Copies of the incorporated material are available for inspection at the Board office and are available for purchase for five dollars ($5.00);

(2)           The occupational therapist may supervise Level I and Level II fieldwork occupational therapist and occupational therapy assistant students; and

(3)           The occupational therapy assistant may:

(A)          Supervise Level I occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant students;

(B)          Supervise Level II occupational therapy assistant students; and

(C)          Participate in the supervision of Level II occupational therapist students under the direction and guidance of the supervising occupational therapist.

(c)  Unlicensed personnel and volunteers require direct supervision. Unlicensed personnel or volunteers may be supervised by occupational therapists or occupational therapy assistants.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-270.69;

Eff. July 1, 2007;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. July 23, 2016;

Amended Eff. July 1, 2018.