Updated February 27, 2014
AOTA Elections: Congratulations to the winners of the AOTA Elections. New terms begin July 1, 2015.
PAC Madness: AOTPAC's “PACMadness” tournament lets teams (states) battle it out to get to the top spot with the most contributors! Only AOTA members are eligible to participate March 1 to April 4. Join the fun (log in)!
Mental Health Advocacy: Occupational therapy is included in draft criteria for new programs to expand access to quality mental health services. Help ensure it's in the final criteria by writing comments.
Stop the Therapy Cap: Rep. Boustany introduced our bill to permanently repeal the Medicare Therapy Cap in the House. Read more and contact your legislators today.
Telerehab Survey: Are you currently performing telerehab services? Please take this 5-minute survey to help the American Telemedicine Association’s Telerehabilitation Special Interest Group collect valuable reimbursement and practice trends.
Volunteer Opportunity: The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE®) is currently seeking new members for the Roster of Accreditation Evaluators (RAE) with a strategic emphasis on the recruitment of a diverse pool of accreditation volunteers. Occupational therapy practitioners are strongly encouraged to apply.
Technology Chat: Chat with the author of the Technology SIS Quarterly article on child passenger safety for children with special needs on March 10 at 6 p.m. ET.
Evidence Byte: Occupational therapists make moderate contributions to self-management interventions for adults with chronic conditions according to a systematic review in Clinical Rehabilitation.
Ethics Update: The Ethics Commission (EC) is continuing its work on revisions to the current Code of Ethics. You will be able to provide feedback on the revised Code to your RA rep after the EC submits its report to the RA this month. Read more.
Annual Conference: Reserve your hotel room for AOTA’s Annual Conference & Expo. Hotel rooms are filling up quickly—make your reservation today!
Accreditation Actions: See the final accreditation decisions made by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE®) at its December 2014 meeting (first bullet under the Accreditation Actions heading).
Call for Papers: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy (AJOT) announces calls for papers for several upcoming special issues on ASD, pediatric OT, OT education, and TBI. Also, consider submitting a Health Policy Perspectives column for AJOT.
Board Position Statement: AOTA’s Board of Directors issued a position statement to articulate their view that future occupational therapists will need to be doctorally prepared for entry-level practice by 2025. Read about the background and the process moving forward. Pros and Cons table updated September 8, 2014. Schedule for webinars added September 11, 2014. Information on Task Force added November 10, 2014.