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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 8. Business and Professions
- Chapter 84. Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists
- Section 150. License Required; Exceptions.
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AS 08.84.150. License Required; Exceptions.
- (a) It is unlawful for a person to practice physical therapy without being licensed under this chapter unless the person
- (1) a student in an accredited physical therapy program;
- (2) a graduate of a foreign school of physical therapy fulfilling the internship requirement of AS 08.84.032
, and then only unless under the continuous direction and immediate supervision of a physical therapist; or
- (3) issued a limited permit under AS 08.84.075
- (b) A person may not provide services that the person describes as occupational therapy without being licensed under this
chapter unless the person is
- (1) a student in an accredited occupational therapy program or in a supervised field work program;
- (2) a graduate of a foreign school of occupational therapy fulfilling the internship requirement of AS 08.84.032
, and then only unless under the continuous direction and immediate supervision of an occupational therapist;
- (3) an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant employed by the United States Government while in the
discharge of official duties;
- (4) granted a limited permit under AS 08.84.075
- (5) licensed under this title and uses occupational therapy skills in the practice of the profession for which the license
is issued; or
- (6) employed as a teacher or teacher's aide by an educational institution and is required to use occupational therapy
skills during the course of employment, if
- (A) the occupational therapy skills are used under a program implemented by the employer and developed by a licensed
- (B) the employer maintains direct supervision of the person's use of occupational therapy skills; and
- (C) the person does not represent to
- (i) be an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant; and
- (ii) practice occupational therapy.
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