(a)  Documentation of supervision is the responsibility of both the occupational therapist and occupational therapy assistant.  Documentation must include the frequency of supervisory contact, method(s) or type(s) of supervision, content areas addressed, and names and credentials of the persons participating in the supervisory process.

(b)  Supervision must reflect a review of all aspects of the occupational therapy assistant's practice.  In any situation, the occupational therapist is ultimately responsible for all delegated services.  Co-signature on occupational therapy service documentation, even if mandated by statute or rule, does not accurately satisfy supervision requirements.

(c)  Effectiveness of the supervision shall be regularly evaluated by both the occupational therapist and the occupational therapy assistant.


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.