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RIOTA is excited to share that the Senate version of our OT Interstate Licensure Compact bill (S2623 SUB A) unanimously passed the RI Senate on 6/4/24. We are half way there! 

Senator Miller, chair of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, served as our primary sponsor and champion. We are grateful to him and his team for all their work and guidance  to move this bill forward. 

Thank you also to our additional sponsors for their support of this legislation including Senators DiMario Valverde, Cano, Lauria and Ujifusa.

On to the House side now! Passed Corporations committee 6/10/24, on to full house for a vote


Condition: {Session Year: 2024} {Bills: 2623}


Senate Bill No. 2623  SUB A

BY  Miller, DiMario, Valverde, Cano, Lauria, Ujifusa

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY LICENSURE COMPACT (Creates the occupational therapy licensure compact that would allow licensed occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants to practice in all states that join the compact.)

{LC5063/A/1}

03/01/2024 Introduced, referred to Senate Health and Human Services

03/08/2024 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/14/2024)

03/14/2024 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

05/28/2024 Scheduled for consideration (05/30/2024)

05/29/2024 Proposed Substitute

05/30/2024 Committee recommends passage of Sub A

05/30/2024 Placed on Senate Calendar (06/04/2024)

06/04/2024 Senate passed Sub A





Total Bills: 1

Legislative Data Systems Room 1 6/5/2024
State House, Providence, Rhode Island 11:22 PM



AOTA Members: AOTA is soliciting input regarding our bylaws.  This is the early part of the process of reviewing them. There are no proposed changes yet and some will be developed based on the input received and the Executive Board's recommendations also. Please take a moment to read through them and offer your feedback regarding any changes you might suggest or what should be retained. AOTA is a member organization and needs to hear from membership. Thank you for sharing your voice!

AOTA Bylaws review for 2024

To review the current bylaws:

https://www.aota.org/about/leadership-governance/aota-governance-documents/bppc-announces-call-for-bylaws-amendments

 

Ways to provide feedback:

https://forms.aota.org/forms/aota_bylaws_amendments_feedback_form?_ga=2.216719509.240713927.1699321194-1453260297.1643237171

 

https://communot.aota.org/communities/communityhome?CommunityKey=1bfd9cc8-e30d-45c2-af02-018ab39c4fdf&_ga=2.221306907.240713927.1699321194-1453260297.1643237171

Send your thoughts to BPPC@aota.org

 

60-day comment period: Wednesday, September 20 to Monday, November 20


About the association

The function and powers of RIOTA include:

  1. Act as an advocate for the profession of occupational therapy.

  2. Improve and advance the education and collaboration of occupational therapy practitioners.

  3. Promote research in the profession of occupational therapy.

  4. Encourage high standards.

  5. Engage in other professional and community activities to further the dissemination of knowledge of the practice of occupational therapy.  

  6. Cooperate with other individuals or groups concerned with health-related issues.

  7. Increase consumer awareness of application of occupational therapy practice in the community and the scope of occupational therapy practice to assist an individual to achieve life pursuits.

 


Contacts

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