Exercise Of The Profession Of Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Graduates And Occupational Therapists.

Original Language Title: Ejercicio de la Profesión de Terapeutas Ocupacionales, Terapistas Ocupacionales y Licenciados en Terapia Ocupacional.

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THERAPY occupational therapy occupational law 27.051 exercise of the profession of occupational therapists, occupational therapy graduates and occupational therapists. Sanctioned: 03 December 2014 fact promulgated: 23 December 2014 the Senate and Chamber of deputies of the Argentina nation gathered in Congress, etc. they attest to the force of law: exercise of the profession of therapists Occupational, therapists Occupational and university graduates in therapy occupational chapter I provisions general article 1 ° - this law aims to establish a general framework for the practice of occupational therapy, based on the principles of integrity, ethics and bioethics, adequacy, equity, partnership and solidarity, without prejudice to the provisions in force issued by the jurisdictional authorities and that thereafter they established throughout the national territory.
Chapter II exercise of the profession and performance of the activity professional article 2° - for the purposes of this Act is considered the practice of occupational therapy, on the basis of titles obtained and of the respective duties, analysis, evaluation, implementation, research and supervision theories, methods, techniques and procedures which implement it as a healthy intervention resource activities and occupations that individuals and communities in their daily lives. The activities of daily living, are included within instrumental activities of daily life, rest and sleep, education, work, play, leisure and social participation. The teaching of degree and postgraduate studies, such as those that apply to health, social, educational, community and legal activities - is also considered practice of occupational therapy expert own specific knowledge.

(https://www.boletinoficial.gob.ar/pdf/linkQR/UmpUVVJIcURiNlZycmZ0RFhoUThyQT09 article 3 - for the purposes of this Act means: to) activities of daily living: the oriented to caring for itself, such as food, hygiene and dress; (b) instrumental activities of daily living: those of support for everyday life at home and in the community, including community mobility, money management and food processing, among others. (c) occupations productive: are the activities necessary to participate in an employment formal, informal, protected and of volunteering.
Article 4 ° - the occupational therapist, Bachelor in occupational therapy or occupational therapist may exercise his professional activity in an autonomous manner or integrating specific equipment interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary, privately or in public or private institutions that require their services.
Article 5 ° - professional practice and the respective registration control will be exercised by the authority which designated by each jurisdiction.
Chapter III conditions for the exercise of the profession Article 6 - the practice of occupational therapy is only authorized persons who have: to) title of occupational therapy degree awarded by universities national, provincial, State or private management of duly recognized by the competent authority; (b) Bachelor's degree of therapist or occupational therapist degree awarded by universities in State or private management, duly recognized by the competent authority, at the time of adoption of this law.
Article 7 ° - therapists and occupational therapists with titles that do not have university degree issued by private institutions must perform and approve a complementary curriculum cycle according to stated it regulations, having a term of five (5) years from the promulgation of this law.
(Chapter IV reaches E duties of the profession article 8 °-them therapists Occupational, therapists occupational or licensed in therapy occupational are enabled for them following activities: to) perform actions of promotion, prevention, attention, recovery and rehabilitation of the health of the people and communities through the study e instrumentation of them activities and occupations of care of itself same, basic instrumental educational and productive free time; (b) carry out training with technical specific of them skills necessary own of them activities and occupations of care of yes same basic, instrumental, educational, productive and of time free;
(https://www.boletinoficial.gob.ar/pdf/linkQR/UmpUVVJIcURiNlZycmZ0RFhoUThyQT09 c) participate in the preparation, implementation and evaluation of plans, programs and projects of development community that involve the instrumentation of activities and occupations as resources of integration personal, educational, social and labour; (d) design, evaluate, and apply methods and techniques for the recovery and maintenance of functional capabilities biopsychosocial of persons; (e) detect and evaluate early dysfunctions in the development of the infant and child, and perform intervention early; (f) assess functional capacity biopsychosocial of persons with environmental risk, and carry out promotion and prevention of occupational dysfunction; (g) assess the bio-psychosocial persons functional ability, and carry out treatment of the occupational dysfunction as a means of personal, occupational, educational and social integration; (h) participate in the design, implementation and evaluation of plans, programs and projects to assess, prevent and treat diseases of the population; (i) participate in the evaluation, design and manufacture of technical AIDS and assistive technology and train, advise and train in the use of this site; (j) participate, advise, train, and train in the use of prosthetic equipment for the functional execution of activities and occupations listed; k) advising people with special needs, their families and institutions in relation to the personal autonomy and social in order to promote their integration and improve their quality of life; (l) perform arbitration and expert judicial for assess the capacity functional and performance occupational of the people; (m) carry out studies and research within the scope of their duties; (n) plan, organize, direct, monitor and participate in educational programs, careers and graduate of occupational therapists, occupational therapy graduates and occupational therapists; (n) plan, organize, direct, evaluate and exercise other positions and functions in services of occupational therapy in institutions and public or private treatment units; (o) participate in the definition of social and political area and in the formulation, organization, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of health programs and plans within the scope of their duties.
Chapter V SPECIALTIES article 9 - to exercise as a "specialist" occupational therapists or occupational therapy graduates or occupational therapists must have the title that certifies it, issued by the judicial authority that corresponds according to the list of specialties which determine.
ARTICLE 10. (- For the exercise of the occupational therapist specialty, Bachelor in occupational therapy or occupational therapist must possess: a) degree or certificate awarded by national, provincial universities, State or private management recognized by competent authority set to current regulations; (b) certificate granted by scientific entity of the specialty recognized by the competent judicial authority set to current regulations; (c) certificate of approval of residence professional full, no more than four (4) years, extended by public or private institution recognised by the competent judicial authority set to https://www.boletinoficial.gob.ar/pdf/linkQR/UmpUVVJIcURiNlZycmZ0RFhoUThyQT09 regulations; (d) degree or certificate issued by foreign universities revalidado in the country according to laws.
CHAPTER VI DISABILITIES, INCOMPATIBILITIES AND ILLEGAL EXERCISE ARTICLE 11. -They cannot exercise the profession, in any jurisdiction, occupational therapists, licensed occupational therapy or occupational therapists who are sanctioned with suspension or exclusion from the profession, duration of the sanction.
ARTICLE 12. -Incompatibilities for the exercise of the profession of occupational therapy can only be established by law;
ARTICLE 13. -Persons who without enabling degree exercise the profession of occupational therapist, occupational or Bachelor of occupational therapy therapist there will be sanctions that may correspond to them by this Act and conduct condemned for infringement to articles 208 and 247 of the criminal code.
CHAPTER VII RIGHTS WORKERS

ARTICLE 14. (-Are rights of occupational therapists or occupational therapy graduates or occupational therapists, as follows: to) exercise their profession in accordance with that established in the framework of this law and its regulation, assuming responsibilities; b) refuse to perform or assist in the implementation of practices that conflict with their religious, moral or ethical convictions, provided that it not be harm to the person; (c) have adequate guarantees that facilitate the fulfilment of the obligation of permanent training and updating when they exercise their profession under public or private dependency ratio; d) perceive fees, tariffs, and salaries that make their professional dignity; (e) having the measures of prevention and protection of their health in their workplace; f) form part of the campuses of professionals in the public, educational, community, health system of social security, of private medicine, prepaid and mutual; (g) agree on fees and tariffs with social work, prepaid, mutual and others, individually or through their professional associations, civil associations and federations as appropriate in each jurisdiction; (h) integrate courts that understand competitions and internal selections for coverage of charges of occupational therapists or occupational therapy graduates or occupational therapists; (i) actions of dissemination, promotion and teaching and imparting knowledge about occupational therapy to individual, group or community level; (j) deal with hierarchical and teaching positions in universities, health institutions or other related to their professional duties.

https://www.boletinoficial.gob.ar/pdf/linkQR/UmpUVVJIcURiNlZycmZ0RFhoUThyQT09 Chapter VIII duties and obligations Article 15. (-Occupational therapists, occupational therapy graduates or occupational therapists will have the following duties and responsibilities: to) in all its actions respecting the dignity of the human person, without distinction of any kind, according to the principles laid down in the Law 26.529; b) carried out consultations with other health professionals; (c) make and receive referrals from and to other health care professionals when required by the nature of the problem; d) professional secrecy subject to the provisions of the existing legislation on the subject; (e) to issue reports of their performance in occupational therapy that will contribute to the process of evaluation, promotion, care and recovery of the occupational performance; (f) provide collaboration when required them by health authorities in case of epidemics, disasters, or other emergencies; (g) fixed place of business in the jurisdiction that corresponds.
CHAPTER IX PROHIBITIONS ARTICLE 16. (-Is prohibited to them therapists Occupational, therapists occupational or licensed in therapy occupational, it following: to) perform indications or actions unrelated to his incumbency; (b) carry out, encourage, induce or collaborate in practices that mean undermining human dignity; (c) delegate in personal not enabled powers, functions or powers deprivation of their profession; (d) announce or make announce its activity professional publishing false successes therapeutic, statistics fictitious, data inaccurate, promise results unfounded, or any other statement misleading; (e) subjecting persons to procedures or techniques that involve danger to your health; (f) participate fees or in benefits that obtain third that manufacture, distribute, market or sell prosthesis, orthosis and appliances or equipment of use professional; (g) make manifestations that may generate a risk to the health of the population, a loss of prestige for the profession or are at odds with professional ethics; (h) advertise as specialists not be reported as such in the respective agencies that have control of professional tuition and announce specialties that are not duly authorized.
ARTICLE 17. -It is prohibited to any person who is not included in article 6 of this law participate in activities or perform actions specific to the exercise of the activity of the professional in this law.
ARTICLE 18. -Institutions and those responsible for the direction, administration or driving them that contrataren to perform the activity of occupational therapy professional tasks to persons who do not fulfil the requirements stipulated by this law, or that directly or indirectly obligaren them to perform tasks outside of the limits referred to in this regulation, shall be https://www.boletinoficial.gob.ar/pdf/linkQR/UmpUVVJIcURiNlZycmZ0RFhoUThyQT09 subject of the sanctions provided for in the law 17.132 , without prejudice to the civil, criminal or administrative responsibility that may be attributed to the mentioned institutions and responsible.
CHAPTER X REGISTRATION AND REGISTRATION OF SANCTIONED AND DISABLED ITEM 19. -For professional occupational therapists, occupational therapy graduates and occupational therapists will be previously registered the University enabling title issued or revalidated in accordance with article 6 of this law, by recognized authorities and in the corresponding jurisdictional body.
ARTICLE 20. -The Ministry of health should create a register of professionals sanctioned and high-risk to the enforcement authorities will have access only and each jurisdiction professional schools as determined by regulation.
ARTICLE 21. (-Are causes of cancellation of registration, as follows: to) request of the party concerned; (b) the sanction of the Ministry of health of the nation, or their equivalent in each jurisdiction, which disable for the exercise of the profession or activity; (c) death.
ARTICLE 22. -For the purposes of the application, procedure and prescription of the sanctions and the definition of disabilities and incompatibilities, must ensure the right to defence and due process and other constitutional guarantees. For the graduation of penalties for breaches of this Act should be considered the seriousness of the violation and recidivist behavior that has incurred the enrolled; If articles 125 shall apply to 141 17.132 law of exercise of the medicine and its modifications.
CHAPTER XI SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS ARTICLE 23. -The Ministry of education shall promote agencies that apply the unification of the curricula of all State-run or private universities, according to the present law.
ARTICLE 24. -The Ministry of education should promote agencies that apply, complementation curricular courses, intended for graduates who possess non-university tertiary title of therapist or occupational therapist, whose validity is established in one period not longer than five (5) years from the enactment of the present law.
ARTICLE 25. -The application of this law in each jurisdiction will be subject to accession or the adequacy of the regulations, as set out in each jurisdiction.

https://www.boletinoficial.gob.ar/pdf/linkQR/UmpUVVJIcURiNlZycmZ0RFhoUThyQT09 article 26. -This law will be regulated by the Executive branch in the term of one hundred and eighty (180) days from its publication in the Official Gazette.
ARTICLE 27. -Communicate to the national executive power.
GIVEN IN THE CHAMBER OF THE CONGRESO ARGENTINO, BUENOS AIRES, ON THE THIRD DAY OF THE MONTH OF DECEMBER OF THE YEAR TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN.
-REGISTERED UNDER THE N ° 27.051 - AMADO BOUDOU. -JULIAN A. DOMINGUEZ. -John H. Estrada. -Lucas Chedrese.

Date of publication: 09/01/2015 https://www.boletinoficial.gob.ar/pdf/linkQR/UmpUVVJIcURiNlZycmZ0RFhoUThyQT09