Enrolled House Bill (H)
Authored by: Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer
Co-Authors: Rep. Ronald Bacon, Rep. Gail Riecken, Rep. Sheila Klinker
Sponsors: Sen. Patricia Miller, Sen. Jean Leising
  • Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer
    Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer

    Author

  • Rep. Ronald Bacon
    Rep. Ronald Bacon

    Co-Author

  • Rep. Gail Riecken
    Rep. Gail Riecken

    Co-Author

  • Rep. Sheila Klinker
    Rep. Sheila Klinker

    Co-Author

  • Sen. Patricia Miller
    Sen. Patricia Miller

    Sponsor

  • Sen. Jean Leising
    Sen. Jean Leising

    Sponsor

DIGEST

Occupational therapy. Revises the definition of "practice of occupational therapy". Adds a definition of "occupational therapy services". Requires that an occupational therapist who performs an evaluation that suggests a condition that requires medical attention must promptly refer the patient to a physician. Sets forth requirements that must be met in order for an occupational therapist or a speech-language pathologist to assess and manage the pharyngoesophageal phase of swallowing. Requires that an occupational therapist must have a master's degree for initial licensure beginning July 1, 2006.