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Physical and Occupational Therapy   

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(a) When the district, SELPA, or county office contracts for the services of a physical therapist or an occupational therapist, the following standards shall apply:

(1) Occupational or physical therapists shall provide services based upon recommendation of the IEP team. Physical therapy and occupational therapy services for infants are limited by Education Code section 56426.6. Physical therapy services may not exceed the services specified in the Business and Professions Code section 2620. Occupational therapy services may not exceed the services specified in the Business and Professions Code section 2570.2(k).

(2) The district, SELPA, or county office shall assure that the therapist has available safe and appropriate equipment.

(b) Individuals providing physical or occupational therapy shall be qualified.

(1) Physical therapy shall be provided only by personnel who possess a valid license in Physical Therapy issued by a licensing agency within the Department of Consumer Affairs.

(2) Occupational therapy shall be provided only by personnel who possess a license in occupational therapy issued by a licensing agency within the Department of Consumer Affairs. Services provided by a Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant shall be supervised by a registered occupational therapist in accordance with professional standards outlined by the American Occupational Therapy Association.

Authority cited:

Education Code 56100

Education Code 56366.1

Reference:

Business and Professions Code 2570.2

Business and Professions Code 2620

Education Code 56363

34 C.F.R. 300.34

34 C.F.R. 300.156(b)(1)

(Amended by Register 2014, No. 19.)