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Laws & Regulations in Occupational Therapy - Chapter Summary
What are common laws and regulations affecting occupational therapy? Which policies address patient confidentiality and records? These are among the topics you will explore when you use the brief lessons comprising this chapter.
You will also find lessons focusing on such topics as patient rights, quality improvement and service delivery. Once you have completed your review of this chapter, you should be able to do the following:
- Understand policies and procedures addressing OT referrals, confidentiality, collaborative methods and OT facilities
- Discuss OT laws and regulations licensure, care plans and certification
- Define the ethical responsibilities of those in the medical field
- Describe confidentiality and informed consent in medicine
- Recite laws affecting patient records management and maintenance
- Explain the continuous quality improvement process
Video and text lessons can be accessed at any time, from any device, and video lesson transcripts are also printable if you wish to create handy reference tools. Expert instructors guide you easily through the chapter and you can track your progress using your Dashboard. Take self-assessment quizzes to determine the depth of your knowledge and possible need for further review of any of these topics.
1. Service Delivery in Occupational Therapy: Policies, Procedures & Guidelines
If you are interested in occupational therapy work, you might be wondering which professionals are responsible for what aspect of service delivery. This lesson discusses policies, procedures, and guidelines related to service delivery in occupational therapy (OT).
2. Common Occupational Therapy Laws & Regulations
Laws and regulations help to ensure that occupational therapy is provided in a safe and effective manner by trained, licensed staff. Check out this lesson to learn about some of these common laws and regulations.
3. Medical Rights & Obligations: Definitions & Views
The medical world comes with some difficult ethical issues. Doctors need to be able to do their jobs, but patients should feel safe. In this lesson, explore several perspectives of medical ethics, and test your understanding with a brief quiz.
4. Importance of Truth Telling, Confidentiality & Informed Consent in Medicine
The medical profession is full of important ethical issues. In this lesson, explore three major ethical concerns and discover how they relate to medicine. Then test your understanding with a brief quiz.
5. Maintaining Record Confidentiality
The lesson addresses several issues pertaining to maintaining record confidentiality. This includes related laws and regulations, as well as various types of records that need to be kept secure.
6. What is Continuous Quality Improvement? - Definition, Process & Methodologies
Continuous quality improvement (CQI) is a management philosophy used by organizations to better their processes. In this lesson, you will learn how continuous quality improvement is part of a group's culture, how it benefits an organization, and about one of the most popular methods of implementing CQI.
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Other chapters within the NBCOT COTA Exam: Test Prep & Study Guide course
- Prenatal & Infant Development
- Childhood & Adolescent Development
- Types of Development in Adults
- Understanding Atypical Development
- General Medical Conditions & Vocabulary
- Neurological Conditions
- Musculoskeletal Conditions
- Evaluations in Occupational Therapy
- Frames of Reference & Models in Occupational Therapy
- Developing OT Treatment Plans
- Advocating for OT Client & Community Needs
- Implementation of OT Treatment Plans
- Groups in Occupational Therapy
- Feeding & Eating Skills for Occupational Therapy
- Orthotic & Prosthetic Devices
- Using Assistive Technology
- Environmental Accessibility
- Professional Development in Occupational Therapy
- Ethics & Safety in Occupational Therapy