2016 Colorado Revised Statutes
Title 12 - Professions and Occupations
Health Care
Article 40.5 - Occupational Therapy Practice Act
§ 12-40.5-114.5. Confidential agreement to limit practice - violation - grounds for discipline

CO Rev Stat ยง 12-40.5-114.5 (2016) What's This?

(1) If an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant has a physical or mental illness or condition that renders the person unable to practice occupational therapy with reasonable skill and safety to clients, the occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant shall notify the director of the illness or condition in a manner and within a period determined by the director. The director may require the occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant to submit to an examination to evaluate the extent of the illness or condition and its impact on the occupational therapist's or occupational therapy assistant's ability to practice occupational therapy with reasonable skill and safety to clients.

(2) (a) Upon determining that an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant with a physical or mental illness or condition is able to render limited services with reasonable skill and safety to clients, the director may enter into a confidential agreement with the occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant in which the occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant agrees to limit his or her practice based on the restrictions imposed by the illness or condition, as determined by the director.

(b) As part of the agreement, the occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant is subject to periodic reevaluation or monitoring as determined appropriate by the director.

(c) The parties may modify or dissolve the agreement as necessary based on the results of a reevaluation or of monitoring.

(3) By entering into an agreement with the director pursuant to this section to limit his or her practice, an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant is not engaging in activities that are grounds for discipline pursuant to section 12-40.5-110. The agreement does not constitute a restriction or discipline by the director. However, if the occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant fails to comply with the terms of the agreement, the failure constitutes a prohibited activity pursuant to section 12-40.5-110 (2) (d), and the occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant is subject to discipline in accordance with section 12-40.5-110.

(4) This section does not apply to an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant subject to discipline for prohibited activities as described in section 12-40.5-110 (2) (c).

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