The bill recreates, with amendments, the "Occupational Therapy Practice Act" (Act), which repealed September 1, 2020. Specifically, the bill:
- 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 titles;
- 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.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)