|Classification||Occupational Therapy Assistant|
|Grouping||Respiratory, Developmental, Rehabilitative and Restorative Service Providers|
|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||NCCU Provider Taxonomy Version 21.0 - January 2021|
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 36,841 registered providers whose primary or secondary taxonomy code is occupational therapy assistant of which 31,443 are registered as females, 4,189 registered as males and 1,209 are organizations.
224Z00000X is a level II taxonomy code "classification" used to specify 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.
Occupational Therapy Assistant Health Care Providers by State
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