Our lobbyist Ashley Perkinson and members of our Board, led by our Legal / Political Affairs Chair Brad Myers, will be organizing advocacy events and activities. These may include group visits to the Legislature Building during active sessions. We will also be asking members to contact their own senators and representatives as issues related to the practice of occupational therapy arise.
For many years NCOTA members have supported the need for representation as critical policy decisions are made that affect both the practice of occupational therapy and citizens’ access to care. Other issues include reimbursement pressures and the protection of our Scope of Practice. We also work with our national partners to address these decisions in Washington, DC. While powerful forces are at work and seem beyond our control, it is urgent that we maintain a presence and have our voices heard. It does make a difference.