SCOTA 2021 Nominations

Please send all nominations to . Deadline to submit nominations for ballot is February 15, 2021. All candidates must be regular members of SCOTA in good standing.

Executive Board Positions: (Positions will be voted on at the AGM February 27, 2021)

     Vice President: 2-year term (2021-2023)

     Secretary: 2-year term (2021-2023)

     District Chairs: 2-year term (2021-2023-consecutive terms allowable)

            Low Country District

            Piedmont District

Special Interest Chairs: (Positions are appointed by the SCOTA President)

     Mental Health/Wellness     Education/Research

     Technology/ Accessibility      Hand Therapy/work Programs

***Position details can be found in the “Members Only” section under “Standard Operating Procedures.” Please contact with any questions.

SCOTA 2021 Award Nominations

It’s time to move forward, celebrating the past and looking to the future!

During these unprecedented times, the occupational therapy profession has shown its ability to press forward, stay grounded and thrive!  You have seen it in yourself and in your co-workers. Now is the perfect time to share those amazing moments, those above and beyond moments, that you have witnessed over the last year.  

Take the time to recognize, appreciate, and reward an outstanding OT/OTA by nominating them for one of the following SCOTA awards:

          Lifetime Award

          Long-Term Service Award

          Distinguished OT/OTA Award

          Distinguished New OT/OTA Practitioner Award

          Distinguished Fieldwork Educator Award

          Distinguished Non-OT Practitioner Award

Award descriptions and requirements, along with the application can be found under the “About” tab. Please send your completed application to

Now more than ever it is evident that what we do as OT’s truly makes a difference. Join us in making sure that we recognize those that continue to make our profession great!

Mark your calendars for this exciting event! SCOTA is working hard to ensure another fantastic annual conference. This will be 100% virtual with opportunities to attend courses throughout the month. 


Keynote Speaker: Erin Mahone

Author, Speaker, Facilitator, Producer, Mental Health Advocate

Erin is the author of the book If You Could See Me: Life, Motherhood, and the Pursuit of Sanity (Motivational Press, 2018). She is the creator of #IfYouCouldSeeMe a multi-media storytelling project, which includes live events, a podcast on the Mental Health News Radio Network, an open submission blog, and more - designed to change the way we talk about, think about, and address mental health and related issues. Erin leads ReStory, a personal narrative coaching initiative, and she is creator of two one-woman shows, It Runs in the Family a collection of songs and stories about laughter, family, mental illness, and unconditional love; and her new show Shark Woman Meditates, an honest look into her own mental health journey.

A special thanks to our conference sponsor:

The 2021 South Carolina Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference will be a virtual event. Educational sessions, poster presentations, and small group discussions will be offered at various times throughout the month of February to maximize attendee engagement.

If you would like to participate in this exciting event, please see the benefits we are able to offer exhibitors. We value your support of the occupational therapy practitioners in the state of South Carolina!

Email to participate and follow this link for payment: Click Here


  • Interactive Booth-add YouTube video, add Zoom link for Livestreaming, add Company information, add contact information, add up to 2 PDF's
  • Logo on Conference Website
  • Lead Generation-Coupons/Raffles/Giveaways 
  • Live Chat
  • Weekly Ad boosts on SCOTA social media February-May 2021
  • Advertising on SCOTA website February-May 2021

Conference registration has officially opened!!! Pricing for members and non-members is available. If you are not currently a SCOTA member and want to enjoy the discounted conference rate you can join now.

Please click the links below to see the conference agenda and learn a bit about the speakers.




We want to celebrate the accomplishments of our fellow occupational therapy practitioners! Send your good news to us at 

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Join SCOTA now for access to low-cost continuing education opportunities, job listings, licensure and legislative updates, consumer and practitioner support and resources, and creative networking opportunities


AOTA/NBCOT Draft Occupational Therapy Licensure Compact Available for Comment

For the next 10 weeks, the Council of State Governments (CSG) will solicit comments on the draft Occupational Therapy Compact. Information regarding CSG's invitation can be found here. We encourage you to review the materials and provide comments or questions about the compact to CSG is vetting the compact with state licensing boards, state legislators, state legislative staff, state membership organizations, and OT practitioners. The goal is to have a legislative proposal ready for consideration by state legislatures by 2021.

AOTA Resources:

Virtual Advocacy During COVID-19 and Beyond: Best Practices

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COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Update to Temporary Telehealth coverage (4/16/20)


CMS Temporarily Allows OTs to open Medicare Home Health Cases (4/10/2020)


Medicaid Bulletin (3/27/2020)


SCLLR OT Board Coronavirus information 


Occupational Therapists as Essential Personnel (3/19/2020)


AOTA COVID-19 Resources


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