2016 Colorado Revised Statutes
Title 12 - Professions and Occupations
Article 40.5 - Occupational Therapy Practice Act
§ 12-40.5-102. Legislative declaration
(1) The general assembly hereby finds, determines, and declares that:
(a) Occupational therapy services are provided for the purpose of promoting health and wellness to those who have or are at risk for developing an illness, injury, disease, disorder, condition, impairment, disability, activity limitation, or participation restriction;
(b) Occupational therapy addresses the physical, cognitive, psychosocial, sensory, and other aspects of performance in a variety of contexts to support engagement in everyday life activities that affect health, well-being, and quality of life;
(c) This act is necessary to:
(I) Safeguard the public health, safety, and welfare; and
(II) Protect the public from incompetent, unethical, or unauthorized persons.
(2) The general assembly further determines that it is the purpose of this act to regulate persons who are representing themselves as occupational therapists and who are performing services that constitute occupational therapy.
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