New Legislation Impacting Your Profession

Posted in Latest News on May 1, 2022.

SB 632 - Occupational Therapy

Effective Date: July 1, 2022
SB 632 (Full Text)


The bill amends the definitions of “occupational therapy” and the “practice of occupational therapy”. It creates the protected term “occupational therapist doctorate”, provides an exemption from licensure, and a registration process for individuals fulfilling an occupational therapy doctoral capstone experience.

Section 490.014(1)(b), Florida Statutes, and Section 491.014(2), Florida Statutes, were amended to add Occupational Therapy to a listing of exempted professions.

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