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Governor's Executive Order Extends Licensure Renewal Date to June 30th, 2019

In the interest of supporting our FOTA membership and prospective members, this message is to provide information about the Licensure Renewal Extension made by Governor Scott in the fall of 2018. His executive order was made in response to the disaster in the wake of Hurricane Michael and in consideration for all of those professionals whose licenses would renew in the coming months after this storm.

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Hill Day 2019
FOTA Hill Day was in Tallahassee, FL,  January 22 at the Capitol Building, 2nd Floor Rotunda at 8am. We were joined by our lobbying firm, Corcoran & Johnston (C&J), to establish a presence with legislators in the rotunda, promote an awareness OT on the hill, as well as engage in sit-down meetings individually with specifically selected legislators at their offices as arranged C&J. Our objective was to raise awareness of the distinct value of OT in serving Floridians, and addressing specific issues of access to care, protection and promotion of OT practice across our state. We hope many OTs join us for Hill Day. Thanks to Governmental Affairs Co-Chairs Sharon Rosenberg and Kelly Uanino  (at [email protected] More on Hill Day


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The Benefits of Membership

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

  • Working with our state legislators and our lobbyist to promote and protect occupational therapy services

  • Protecting the OT scope of practice to ensure that practitioners have the right to practice true occupational therapy in Florida

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Government Affairs News

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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