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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 53  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 51-55

Development of scope of practice of occupational therapy in India: An overview

1 Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Texas, USA
2 Department of Occupational Therapy, South Lee Autism Services, Brothers of Charity, Cork, Ireland
3 Department of Occupational Therapy, Meenakshi Academy of Higher Education and Research, Chennai, India
4 Department of Occupational Therapy, Smart Sensory Kids, Chennai, India
5 Department of Primary Care Occupational Therapy, Limerick and JK Occupational Therapy Services, Limerick, Ireland
6 Department of Occupational Therapy, Satya Special School, Puducherry, India

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DOI: 10.4103/ijoth.ijoth_43_20

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An official scope of practice (SOP) is a critical document for any healthcare profession as it defines the profession's scope and protects its boundary from encroachment by unqualified individuals. It is a key document referred by professional regulators when regulating healthcare professions. This article outlines the development process utilized by the Indian Occupational Therapists Think Tank to develop an official SOP document for the profession of occupational therapy in India.

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