Andrea Weid, M.P.A., OTRL
Academic Fieldwork Coordinator
315 Marshall, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Placements will be arranged in collaboration with the fieldwork coordinator. The student will be involved in the selection of his/her placements to the greatest extent possible. The method used for placement selection will vary, depending on the availability of spaces and number of students being assigned to fieldwork. The student is expected to honor the assignment to which he/she has been scheduled.
No, you must complete an application for graduation (including payment of fee to cover diploma). Contact the graduate audit office at (734) 487-4203 if you have not received this application form.
The application is on the NBCOT website at www.nbcot.org.
Contact EMU Office of Records and Registration.
No. NBCOT's certification is national recognition. For state (Michigan) registration contact:
Bureau of Health Professions
P.O. Box 30670
Lansing, MI 48909-8170
For registration for other states, check the "Licensure and State Policy" link on the main page of the AOTA website at www.aota.org.
The Occupational Therapy Program does not save these materials beyond three years. Save all of your fieldwork information: syllabi, sites, and supervisor names. You may later need it for obtaining licensure.
Michigan law states that anyone who is not registered by the state cannot use the protected titles which include OT, OTR, COT, COTA, occupational therapist, occupational therapist registered, certified occupational therapist (or similar titles in dictating the person as such). There are no titles designated for a person prior to completion of Michigan registration or national certification. (Refer to MOTA bulletin, Summer 2001, V.101, 3.)
In Michigan, supervision requirements are addressed two ways: by the Public Health Code (state requirements) and third party payors (whose services will be reimbursed). Supervision is not defined in Michigan law because we do not have a scope of practice (registration versus licensure). All major payors require that services are provided by or supervised by an OTR. Since a new graduate is not an OTR and not a student, he or she is functioning, by default, as if she were an aide. According to AOTA Supervision Guidelines, an aide requires direct supervision of an OTR for any service billed as occupational therapy. (Refer to MOTA bulletin, Summer 2001, V.101, 3.)
Try the new American Occupational Therapy Association job link at www.otjoblink.org