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007.05.10-22. Occupational Therapy.

AR ADC 007.05.10-22Arkansas Administrative Code

West's Arkansas Administrative Code
Title 007. Department of Health
Division 05. Health Facility Services
Rule 10. Rules for Critical Access Hospitals in Arkansas (Refs & Annos)
Ark. Admin. Code 007.05.10-22
007.05.10-22. Occupational Therapy.
In facilities with an organized Occupational Therapy Department, the following shall apply:
A. Occupational Therapy Services shall be under the direction of a physician member of the Medical Staff.
B. Occupational Therapy Services shall be supervised by a currently licensed therapist in the field of rehabilitation services.
C. There shall be sufficient occupational therapy supportive technical staff to provide authorized Occupational Therapy Services.
D. The policy and procedure manual shall have evidence of ongoing review and/or revision. The first page of each manual shall have the annual review date, signature of the department supervisor and/or person(s) conducting the review.
E. There shall be written policies and procedures which shall include:
1. Job descriptions for every type of employee;
2. Documentation specifying who may perform special procedures and give patient instructions. This shall be verified by the physician director;
3. Orientation practices for new employees;
4. Occupational therapy services provided and a list of services provided to the Medical Staff; and
5. Safety practices.
F. Current reference material shall be available for the occupational therapist.
G. All occupational therapy prescriptions/work requests shall be authorized by a written and signed physician's order.
H. Equipment shall be adequate for the services offered and maintained in good repair.
1. Equipment shall be serviced, calibrated and operated according to the manufacturer's directions.
2. All occupational therapy equipment shall be under the control of the occupational therapy supervisor.
3. A preventive maintenance program shall be implemented with periodic inspection of all equipment and appropriate records maintained for the life of each piece of equipment.
4. All temperature-dependent patient use equipment shall have the temperature checked and recorded before each patient use.
When appropriate elements are planned and arranged for shared use by physical therapy patients and staff, one or both services shall be responsible for the preventive maintenance program and the retention of records.
I. Occupational therapy records for each patient shall include:
1. Current written plan of care;
2. Statement of treatment objectives;
3. Statement of patient's short-term and long-term rehabilitation potential;
4. Justification of any continued rehabilitation care; and
5. Documentation of the patient's condition and response to treatments.
J. Clinically relevant educational programs shall be conducted on a regularly scheduled basis at not less than 12 per year. There shall be evidence of program dates, attendance, and subject matter.
K. All occupational therapy personnel shall maintain competency in life support measures.
L. There shall be an ongoing QA/PI program.
M. Contracted occupational therapy services shall be under current agreement and the contractor shall fulfill all requirements of this Section.


Amended Jan. 1, 2016.
<Statutory authority: Promulgated under the Authority of Ark. Code Ann. ยง 20-7-123, 20-9-201 et seq.>
Current with amendments received through May 15, 2024. Some sections may be more current, see credit for details.
Ark. Admin. Code 007.05.10-22, AR ADC 007.05.10-22
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