(a) No person may present himself or herself as an occupational therapist or an occupational therapy assistant in this state unless he or she is licensed in accordance with this chapter. No firm, partnership, association, or corporation may advertise or otherwise offer to provide or convey the impression that it is providing occupational therapy unless an individual holding a current valid license or limited permit under this chapter is or will at the appropriate time be rendering the occupational therapy services to which reference is made.
(b) It is unlawful for any person not licensed as an occupational therapist or an occupational therapy assistant or whose license has been suspended or revoked to use in connection with his or her name or place of business the words "occupational therapist," "licensed occupational therapist," "occupational therapy assistant," "licensed occupational therapy assistant," or the letters "O.T.," "L.O.T.," "O.T.R./L.," "O.T.A.," "L.O.T.A.," "C.O.T.A./L.," thereby indicating or implying that he or she is qualified to practice in this state as a licensed occupational therapist or a licensed occupational therapy assistant. At the discretion of the licensee, academic credentials including MS, OTR/L to indicate a master's degree, and OTD to indicate a clinical doctorate, may also be used in conjunction with the licensure acronyms. It is unlawful also for any person not licensed under this chapter to show in any other way, orally, in writing, in print, or by sign, directly or by implication that he or she is engaged in performing occupational therapy services.
Last modified: May 3, 2021