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There are approximately 280,000 occupational therapy practitioners in the United States of America. 56,686 of those practitioners are members of the American Occupational Therapy Association.
There are approximately 3000 occupational therapy practitioners in the state of South Carolina. 228 of those practitioners are members of SCOTA. We need your membership! Please select the Member Benefits tab above to learn how being a member of SCOTA can be of benefit to you as a practitioner in SC, and to the profession as a whole. Then, select the Join/Renew tab to become a member today.
SCOTA board members have been busy creating opportunities for members to network, socialize, and earn CEUs.
The Piedmont District and Midlands District have begun to organize a great calendar of continuing education events. Each session will include the opportunity to earn 1 CEU and network with other occupational therapy practitioners. The cost is typically FREE to SCOTA members and only $10 for non-members.
Be sure to watch our Events page for details and registration information!
SCOTA 2020 Annual Conference Call for Presenters is OPEN!
2020 Annual Conference
Presentations may vary from one (1) contact hour to six (6) contact hours and must be evidence-based.
Washington, DC — U.S. Reps. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Jason Smith (R-MO), Paul Tonko (D-NY), and David McKinley (R-WV) introduced the Medicare Home Heath Flexibility Act (H.R.3127) in the House of Representatives, while Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Todd Young (R-IN) simultaneously introduced identical legislation in the Senate (S.1725). These bills would allow occupational therapists to open home health therapy cases under Medicare. Each of the Congressional champions serves on Congressional committees that will determine whether the legislation will be adopted as part of larger legislative packages that will be considered during this Congress.
AOTA worked with state associations to advocate for the bill and to thank each Senator and Representative for championing the legislation. Supporting groups include the Indiana Occupational Therapy Association, Maryland Occupational Therapy Association, Missouri Occupational Therapy Association, New York State Occupational Therapy Association, Texas Occupational Therapy Association, and West Virginia Occupational Therapy Association. AOTA issued a press release with quotes from each House and Senate champion, as well as releases to local media in each state to highlight Congressional action. Senators Cardin and Young also coordinated media releases to Indiana and Maryland publications in support of S.1725.
SCOTA's legislative efforts include monitoring this issue, and you can make a donation today to support those efforts.
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