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10.46.06.00.htm 10.46.06.00. Title 10 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE Subtitle 46 BOARD OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PRACTICE Chapter 06 Competency Requirements for Physical Agent Modalities Authority: Health Occupations Article, §10-101, Annotated Code of Maryland
10.46.06.01.htm 10.46.06.01. 01 Purpose.. This chapter sets forth the requirements for licensed occupational therapists and licensed occupational therapy assistants to apply and use electrical and superficial physical agent modalities as related to, or in preparation for, purposeful activity, with appropriate education to ensure the safe and competent provision of occupational therapy services.
10.46.06.02.htm 10.46.06.02. 02 Exceptions.. A licensee who is credentialed as a certified hand therapist is exempt from the requirements set forth in this chapter.
10.46.06.03.htm 10.46.06.03. 03 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Didactic education" means an educational activity:. a) That includes a method of evaluating and testing the knowledge of the licensee relative to electrical physical agent modalities; andb) Relevant to the practice of electrical physical agent modalities in occupational therapy including:i) In-service education;. ii) Conferences;. v) Formal graduate academic education; or.
10.46.06.04.htm 10.46.06.04. 04 Standards of Competence for Electrical Modalities.. A. An occupational therapist, or occupational therapy assistant under the periodic supervision of an occupational therapist, who wishes to use occupational therapy procedures involving electrical physical agent modalities shall maintain, for the duration of the licensee's professional career, verification of didactic education and clinical requirements.B. Didactic Education. For each electrical physical agent modality, didacti
10.46.06.05.htm 10.46.06.05. 05 Treatment Plan Guidelines for Physical Agent Modalities.. A. The occupational therapist does not need to meet the competency requirements as set forth in this chapter in order to develop a treatment plan which includes recommendations for use of physical agent modalities.B. The therapeutic parameters for physical agent modalities shall be established by the occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant administering the modality.
10.46.06.06.htm 10.46.06.06. 06 Documentation of Education in Electrical Physical Agent Modalities.. A. The occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant is responsible for maintaining verification of education relative to electrical physical agent modalities.B. Verification shall include:. 1) Identification of the specific courses or training where the therapist learned content related to each subject area as specified in Regulation .04B of this chapter;2) Proof of 15 contact ho
10.46.06.07.htm 10.46.06.07. 07 Maintaining Records of Education Documentation.. A. A licensee shall retain verification documentation and direct clinical education relative to electrical physical agent modalities for the duration of the licensee's professional career in occupational therapy.B. A licensee's submission of any false statement regarding physical agent modality competency requirements shall result in formal disciplinary action by the Board.
10.46.06.08.htm 10.46.06.08. 08 Superficial Physical Agent Modalities.. A licensee may apply superficial physical agent modalities including, but not limited to, hot packs, cold packs, paraffin, fluidotherapy, and icing.
10.46.06.09.htm 10.46.06.09. 09 Audit of Physical Agent Modalities Documentation.. A. At the Board's discretion, the Board may audit a number of randomly selected licensees.. B. The Board shall send notification of audit to audited licensees.. C. A licensee is subject to an audit of the licensee's physical agent modalities documentation by the Board before renewal of licensure.D. An audited licensee shall successfully complete the requirement of the audit by the specified deadline.
10.46.06.9999.htm 10.46.06.9999. Administrative History Effective date:. Regulations .01―06 adopted as an emergency provision effective June 1, 2001 (28:12 Md. R. 1102) adopted permanently effective September 17, 2001 (28:18 Md. R. 1621) ―Chapter revised effective April 21, 2008 (35:8 Md. R. 805). Regulation .01 amended effective May 17, 2010 (37:10 Md. R. 722). Regulation .03B amended effective May 17, 2010 (37:10 Md. R. 722). Regulation .04A, C amended effective May 17, 2010 (37:10 Md. R. 722).
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