The OT Section is currently reviewing the existing occupational therapist/occupational therapy assistant ratios contained in rule 4755-7-04 of the Administrative Code.
Under the current rule, when performing client evaluations, direct client treatment, and supervision of occupational therapy personnel, a 1.0 full-time equivalent (FTE) occupational therapist (OT) shall supervise no more than four (4) FTE occupational therapy assistants (OTA).
When performing client evaluations and supervision of occupational therapy personnel only, with no direct client treatment responsibilities, a 1.0 FTE OT shall supervise no more than six (6) FTE OTAs.
A supervising OT with the status of less than 1.0 FTE shall supervise a proportionate number of OTAs.
The following survey will help guide the members of the OT Section as they review this rule for potential changes.