SPECIAL VIRTUAL TOWN HALL MEETING:
Occupational Therapy Licensure Compact Legislation
Chuck Willmarth, AOTA Vice President, Health Policy and State Affairs
Shaun Conway, National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
Daniel Logsdon, Council of State Governments
Lisa Simonetti, MAOT Lobbyist
DATE/TIME: Tuesday February 7, 2023 7:30 - 8:30 pm
Join us to learn about this important legislation and what it could mean for you as a licensed Occupational Practitioner in the Massachusetts.
All Occupational Therapy Practitioners in MA are welcome to attend this virtual event regardless of membership status. You must register to receive the Zoom link. Please feel free to share this email with your OT/OTA colleagues.
Register by February 6th at www.maot.orgevents page. Zoom links will be sent to all registrants the day of the event.
The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) have been collaborating to create the OT Licensure Compact (OT Compact). Under the OT Compact, occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants licensed in good standing in a Compact member state may practice in other compact states via a “compact privilege” which is equivalent to a license.
This presentation will outline the purpose and benefits of a licensure compact, address the advocacy needed to establish a compact, and provide an update regarding which states have enacted compact legislation or plan to pursue legislation in the future.
The purpose of this meeting is to provide information about the OT compact initiative in general as well as the possible implications for OT practitioners and students in Massachusetts.
If you would like to review additional information re the licensure compact before the meeting, please visit www.aota.org or www.OTcompact.org