Title: Section 752-1.1 - Professional services

Effective Date

04/26/1995

Section 752-1.1 Professional services. Professional services are those health care services provided by individuals licensed pursuant to title 8 of the Education Law, and include, but are not limited to, those services provided by audiologists, certified social workers, dentists, occupational therapists, optometrists, physical therapists, physicians, podiatrists, psychologists, registered professional nurses and speech-language pathologists. For each professional service provided, the operator shall ensure that:

(a) services are provided in accordance with current standards of professional practice;

(b) there is participation by professionals, as appropriate, in the center's quality assurance program in accordance with the requirements set forth in section 751.8 of this Title;

(c) there is a professional person designated to be responsible for the direction of each professional service and the service is within their scope of practice;

(d) treatment is given upon the written order or referral of a physician or dentist for physical therapy and speech-language pathology services and upon written order or a referral of a physician for occupational therapy services; and

(1) a written plan of care and results of treatment is reviewed at least every 30 days by the physician and appropriate professional staff except when an order or referral specifies treatment of a longer duration, in which case the plan of care is reviewed by the physician and appropriate professional staff at least every 90 days;

(2) a qualified occupational therapist or physical therapist provides onsite supervision when certified occupational therapy assistants or physical therapy assistants provide care;

(3) each qualified occupational therapist or physical therapist supervises no more than four certified occupational therapy assistants or physical therapy assistants; and

(4) a qualified occupational therapist or physical therapist countersigns all reports written in the medical record by certified occupational therapy assistants or physical therapy assistants.

Volume

VOLUME E (Title 10)

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