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Bill Detail: SB21-003

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Title Recreate Occupational Therapy Practice Act
Status Governor Signed (01/21/2021)
Bill Subjects
  • Professions & Occupations
House Sponsors C. Larson (R)
D. Ortiz (D)
Senate Sponsors C. Holbert (R)
R. Fields (D)
House Committee Finance
Senate Committee Finance
Date Introduced 01/13/2021

The bill recreates, with amendments, the Occupational Therapy
Practice Act (Act), which repealed September 1, 2020. Specifically, the
  • Recreates and extends the Act for 9 years, until 2030;
  • Modifies the legislative declaration and definitions related
to the scope of practice of occupational therapy;
  • Designates occupational therapy consultant, M.O.T.,
M.O.T./L., occupational therapy assistant, O.T.A.,
and C.O.T.A. as protected titles and clarifies that
individuals who legally practice temporarily as
occupational therapists in Colorado may use protected
  • Reorders and amends certain provisions concerning
examinations and applications for licensure by
occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants;
  • Adds certain prohibited behaviors as grounds for
discipline; and
  • Removes obsolete language.

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