Advocacy

MOTA’s Legislative Platform

Maryland Occupational Therapy Association (MOTA) supports an integrative legislative approach that focuses on occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, occupational therapy students, health and occupational participation of consumers, and those systems that support services (e.g., hospitals, schools, community programs). 

MOTA supports initiatives that: 

  • Promote quality occupational therapy through education and licensure.
  • Address occupational therapy recruitment, retention, and diversity.
  • Ensure and protect the rights of practitioners to provide quality care within their full scope of practice.
  • Promote client/consumer safety, access to care, education, and self-determination.
  • Advocate maintaining or expanding occupational therapy roles through legislation and targeted initiatives through the Maryland General Assembly.

2020 MOTA Advocacy Night

Registration is now closed. Many thanks to everyone who joined us to advocate for our profession and our clients.

Monday, February 3, 2020, 5-8pm

Harry Browne’s Restaurant, Annapolis, MD

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The 2020 Maryland legislative session will be underway shortly! We look forward to an active session where the advocacy of MOTA and our members will be very important.

Your participation in advocacy during Advocacy Night is VERY important! You can educate legislators and describe real impacts to implementing certain legislation. We encourage all occupational therapy practitioners, educators, and students to register for this FREE event. Our lobbyists work to schedule meetings with delegates from YOUR districts. It would be great to have therapists and students representative of all districts in Maryland.

The event starts at 5:00 PM at Harry Browne’s where light hors d’oeuvres will be served. A pre-meeting orientation will be provided to participants in preparation to meet with delegates and be an effective advocate. Meetings with delegates will start approximately at 6:00 PM. Specific details regarding location and parking will be provided closer to the event to registered participants. 

Participants can earn 3 contact hours towards license renewal.