(a) An occupational therapist licensed pursuant to this chapter and approved by the board in the use of physical agent modalities may apply topical medications prescribed by the client's physician and surgeon, certified nurse-midwife pursuant to Section 2746.51 , nurse practitioner pursuant to Section 2836.1 , or physician assistant pursuant to Section 3502.1 , if the licensee complies with regulations adopted by the board pursuant to this section.
(b) The board shall adopt regulations implementing this section, after meeting and conferring with the Medical Board of California, the California State Board of Pharmacy, and the Physical Therapy Board of California, specifying those topical medications applicable to the practice of occupational therapy and protocols for their use.
(c) Nothing in this section shall be construed to authorize an occupational therapist to prescribe medications.
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