Legislative Action Alert and Update 11/13/2017

 Happy Veterans Day/Weekend to all!  First, we wanted to send out some recent positive news from the federal level…

1.   Tricare Reimbursement of Occupational Therapy Assistant Services Advances in Congress; Policy to be Signed into Law by End of 2017

 Second, some positive news that will still require some grassroots organizing on our part

2.   Congress Introduces Medicare Home Health Act

 And last but not least, we may finally be able to get rid of…

3.   Bi-partisan Agreement Reached on Policy Framework to Permanently Repeal the Medicare Outpatient Therapy Cap

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                                                                    2017 OOTA Award Recipients

Award of Merit

The highest honor of OOTA, Inc. for a member
who has demonstrated outstanding qualities
of leadership, academics, or clinical achievement in  initiation, development
or perpetuation of occupational therapy in
the state of Ohio. 

Jean Halpin MHS, OTR/L

Marc Schaffer, OTR/L


 Continuing Education Award

To recognize members who with their knowledge
and expertise have made a significant contribution
to the continuing education and professional development of members of OOTA.

Mary Jo McGuire, MS, OTR/L, OTPP, FAOTA

Christine Griffin OTR/L, DCAR


 Certificate of Appreciation

To express the appreciation of
the Ohio Occupational Therapy Association
for extraordinary contributions to the  advancement of occupational therapy.

Erin Boyle

Diane Ryckman, MA, OTR/L



Sharon Kay Ashworth Outstanding
OTA Student Award

To acknowledge student members of OOTA who participate in activities to promote occupational therapy in their community and who contribute to the professional growth of occupational therapy by participation in leadership roles in their district, state and/or national associations.

 Amanda Holland