Debora OliveiraJuly 21, 2017 SALUTE TO A FOTA LEADER:

As of June 30th, Debora Oliveira, PhD, Occupational Therapist, stepped down from the position of Vice President of FOTA.
We extend our greatest thanks to Debora for her service to the profession of OT in our state and to the years of teaching
and mentoring others to do the same.



A Legislative Achievement for Florida Occupational Therapists.

TALLAHASSEE – After more than 20 years of advocacy, State of Florida employees now can access occupational therapy services through the state group health insurance plan. The Florida Occupational Therapy Association (FOTA) led the efforts to include the added benefit for state employees in the 2017 General Appropriations Act passed by the Florida Legislature and signed by Gov. Rick Scott.  Read more....

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Membership fees support the FOTA Government Affairs Committee, which is active in advocating for occupational therapy practitioners and the clients we serve through:

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We are closely watching for ways OT will both be impacted and for opportunities for OT to be included, perhaps in ways we have not been included in the past. While the ACA is a Federal program, FOTA is working closely with AOTA to follow the trends and keep you informed.

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