FOTA Election

FOTA Elections 2021: Call for Nominations

The  Nominating Committee is pleased to call for nominations from FOTA's membership to fill the available FOTA Board positions of Vice President & Treasurer Elect. Nominations should be submitted as early as possible so that the Nominating and Leadership Development Committee can fully consider proposed candidates. You must be a FOTA member for at least one-year prior to nominations.

Nominations will be accepted January 20, 2020 through February 20, 2020


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Student Resources by and for Occupational Therapy students 

Students, we thank you for your continued membership and engagement and we hope that you are staying safe during the pandemic. More than ever, student membership is crucial for protecting the profession, so please consider renewing your FOTA student memberships! Thank you to ALL of the students who attended the 2020 virtual FOTA conference last month. Please welcome the new FOTA Student Resource Editors/Writers beginning in January 2021.


FOTA20 Conference 

This was an incredible year for us all and we have dealt with so many transitions because of the pandemic. This was our first ever virtual conference and we want to thank all our wonderful conference team for the tireless hours spent making this happen. We thank our wonderful Keynote Speaker Dr. Nairrruti Jani  who discussed Human Trafficking and we also thank all of the amazing speakers and students who presented this year. Finally, we are thankful to all of the attendees and our wonderful sponsors.


COVID-19 Update and Resources

FOTA recognizes the impact of Covid-19 (coronavirus) on individuals, families, the nation, and our world as we all adapt to these uncertain times. OT
Practitioners across the state of Florida have all been challenged to remain healthy and ensure safe practices to prevent further community spread. As many of you have worked in various sectors or continue to be on the front lines, the influx of executive orders at the local, state, and national level can cause confusion as to what steps to take next. Of the utmost importance is to ensure your safety and that of your family, while following orders to reduce and prevent community spread. More 

HILL DAY 2020 recap: Every Legislative Session, representatives and students from the Florida Occupational Therapy Association travel to Tallahassee to advocate on behalf of the occupational therapy profession. Our firm strategically selects members of the Legislature for FOTA to meet with, based upon the organization’s legislative priorities at the time. In October, during interim committee weeks, FOTA conducted a mini-Hill day focused on increasing Medicaid reimbursement. More

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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