The scope and nature of these services do not otherwise differ from the Occupational Therapy services described in the State Plan. He/she may be either rehabilitative or habilitative in nature. Services that are rehabilitative in nature are only provided when the limits of occupational therapy services under the approved State Plan are exhausted. The provider qualifications specified in the State plan apply. Occupational Therapy may be provided on an individual basis or in groups. A group session is limited to one therapist with maximum of five participants.
All providers of Occupational Therapy services must comply with the standards set forth in this manual. In addition, Occupational Therapy providers shall complete State/Federal Criminal Background checks and Central Registry checks for all staff, drug tests as applicable under Stephen Komninos’ Law, and ensure that all staff successfully completes the Division mandated training. In addition, staff providing Occupational Therapy services must meet the following:
· Licensed Occupational Therapists must be licensed per N.J.A.C. 13:344K; -or
· Licensed Occupational Therapy Assistant must be licensed per N.J.A.C. 13:44K. In addition Licensed, Certified Home Health Agencies providing Occupational Therapy services must meet the following license or accreditation requirements:
· Licensed per N.J.A.C. 8:42 and Certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.