Bylaws, Policies and Procedures Committee (BPPC)

The BPPC is a standing advisory committee of the Board and is responsible for maintaining and reviewing Association governance documents and recommending changes to the appropriate body for their consideration. In addition, the committee keeps a record of rulings/interpretations of the Association's governance documents. The Chairperson of the committee is appointed by the AOTA President. There are five additional appointed members to the committee, one of whom is the Secretary of the Association, and one who must have parliamentarian expertise.  An appointment to the committee is 3 years in length.

Time Commitment: 

The BPPC meets a minimum of two times per year. Meetings are held online at a mutually agreeable time and may last up to 2 hours. Additional preparatory or follow-up work may be required immediately before or after scheduled meetings. Email, document editing, and other web conferencing tools are used extensively to complete work before, during, and after meetings.


  • Shall be an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant
  • Shall have working knowledge of governance documents of the Association (Bylaws, policies, SOP/JD, AOTA Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics, Administrative SOP, and AOTA Strategic Priorities)
  • Shall be able to respond to issues related to governance in a timely and objective manner using input from BPPC members and analysis of documents

Members must be proficient and comfortable working in an online environment using collaborative meeting tools to revise, edit, and share documents.

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