Mission Statement

To help protect the public health, safety and welfare through the licensure and regulation of occupational therapists in Idaho.

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"Practice of occupational therapy" means the therapeutic use of everyday life activities (occupations) with individuals or groups for the purpose of participation in roles and situations in home, school, workplace, community, and other settings. Occupational therapy services are provided for the purpose of promoting health and wellness and to those who have or are at risk for developing an illness, injury, disease, disorder, condition, impairment, disability, activity limitation, or participation restriction. Occupational therapy addresses the physical, cognitive, psychosocial, sensory, and other aspects of performance in a variety of contexts to support engagement in everyday life activities that affect health, well-being and quality of life.

It shall be unlawful for any person to practice or to offer to practice occupational therapy, or to represent themselves as an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant unless such person is licensed.

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