Taxonomy Code 224Z00000X
Occupational Therapy Assistant

Taxonomy Code Details

Taxonomy Code224Z00000X
Grouping:Respiratory, Developmental, Rehabilitative and Restorative Service Providers
Classification:Occupational Therapy Assistant
Code Level:Level II - Classification
Definition:An occupational therapy assistant is a person who has graduated from an occupational therapy assistant program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) or predecessor organizations, has successfully completed a period of supervised fieldwork experience required by the accredited occupational therapy assistant program, has passed a nationally recognized entry-level examination for occupational therapy assistants, and fulfills state requirements for licensure, certification, or registration. An occupational therapy assistant provides interventions under the supervision of an occupational therapist which emphasize the therapeutic use of everyday life activities (i.e., occupations) with individuals or groups for the purpose of facilitating participation in roles and situations and in home, school, workplace, community and other settings. Occupational therapy services are provided for the purpose of promoting health and wellness and are provided 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 assistants address the physical, cognitive, psychosocial, sensory, and other aspects of occupational performance in a variety of contexts to support engagement in everyday life activities that affect health, well-being, and quality of life.
Notes:Source: The Guide to Occupational Therapy Practice, 2nd edition. Bethesda: American Occupational Therapy Association, 2007. [7/1/2008: definition changed, source changed]
Version:NUCC Provider Taxonomy Version 24.0
Last Updated:January 01, 2024
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100% Individuals
0% Organizations
88% Female
12% Male
100% Individual Providers (40146)0% Medical Organizations (1,436)88% Female Providers (35477)12% Male Providers (4669)

The code 224Z00000X is the health care provider taxonomy code for occupational therapy assistant grouped under respiratory, developmental, rehabilitative and restorative service providers. NPI records indicate a total of 41,582 registered providers whose primary or secondary taxonomy code is occupational therapy assistant of which 35,477 are registered as females, 4,669 registered as males and 1,436 are organizations.

224Z00000X is a Level II - Classification taxonomy code used to describe a health care provider service or occupation related to the Provider Grouping. Taxonomy codes are self-selected by the health care provider. Their specialty is defined based on their education level and training. Taxonomy codes do not specify the actual services rendered by the health care provider.


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