From the AOTA Supervision guidelines:
1. Purpose: The purpose of this Model State Regulation for Supervision, Roles, and Responsibilities During the Delivery of Occupational Therapy Services is to provide a template for use by state agencies and occupational therapy regulatory boards when drafting or revising regulations to govern the clinical supervision of occupational therapy assistants, limited permit holders, and aides. The model is intended to help safeguard the public health, safety and welfare by establishing guidelines that are consistent with professional standards and accepted practice in the profession. . . .
2. Definitions A. In this section, the following terms have the meanings indicated.
(1) “Board” means the Oregon Occupational Therapy Licensing Board.
(2) “Competence” refers to an individual’s capacity to perform job responsibilities.
(3) “Competency” refers to an individual’s actual performance in a specific situation.
(4) “Limited permit holder” means an individual who has completed the academic and fieldwork requirements of this Act for occupational therapists or occupational therapy assistants, has not yet taken or received the results of the entry-level certification examination, and has applied for and been granted limited permit status.
(5) "Occupational therapist" means an occupational therapist who is licensed by the Board.
(7) "Occupational therapy assistant" means an occupational therapy assistant who is licensed by the Board to provide occupational therapy services under the supervision of and in partnership with a licensed occupational therapist.
(8) "Supervision” means a cooperative process in which two or more people participate in a joint effort to establish, maintain, and/or elevate a level of competence and performance. Within the scope of occupational therapy practice, supervision is aimed at ensuring the safe and effective delivery of occupational therapy services and fostering professional competence and development.
5. Supervision of a Limited Permit Holder
A. An occupational therapist limited permit holder or occupational therapy assistant limited permit holder who has not yet taken or received the results of the entry-level certification examination shall practice under the supervision of an occupational therapist. It is the responsibility of the supervising occupational therapist to provide and the limited permit holder to seek the appropriate quality and frequency of supervision to ensure safe and effective occupational therapy service delivery.