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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Chapter 468
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F.S. 468.225
468.225 Exemptions.
(1) Nothing in this act shall be construed as preventing or restricting the practice, services, or activities of:
(a) Any person licensed in this state by any other law from engaging in the profession or occupation for which he or she is licensed.
(b) Any person employed as an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant by the United States, if such person provides occupational therapy solely under the direction or control of the organization by which he or she is employed.
(c) Any person pursuing a course of study leading to a degree or certificate in occupational therapy at an accredited or approved educational program, if such activities and services constitute a part of a supervised course of study and if such a person is designated by a title which clearly indicates his or her status as a student or trainee.
(d) Any person fulfilling the supervised fieldwork experience requirements of s. 468.209, if such activities and services constitute a part of the experience necessary to meet the requirements of that section.
(e) Any person fulfilling an occupational therapy doctoral capstone experience that involves clinical practice or projects. To benefit from an exemption under this paragraph, a person must register with the department in a manner determined by department rule before commencing the capstone experience.
(2) No provision of this act shall be construed to prohibit physicians, physician assistants, nurses, physical therapists, osteopathic physicians or surgeons, clinical psychologists, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, speech-language pathologists, or audiologists from using occupational therapy as a part of or incidental to their profession, when they practice their profession under the statutes applicable to their profession.
History.s. 5, ch. 75-179; s. 1, ch. 77-174; s. 2, ch. 81-318; ss. 12, 13, ch. 84-4; s. 4, ch. 90-22; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 282, ch. 97-103; s. 128, ch. 97-264; s. 5, ch. 2022-30.