Central District
Counties:  Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Knox, Licking, Madison, Marion, Morrow, Pickaway, Union  
District Chair:  Rachel Kessler, OTD, OTR/L
Contact:  kessler@oota.org 

Upcoming Event

Legislative Conversation for the Everyday OT
4 Contact Hours                                                                            

When: June 2, 2018

Where: Doctor’s Hospital Heritage Center, Founders Rooms 3-5
5100 W. Broad St. Columbus, OH 43228 (Behind the hospital)

Check In: 8:30-9:00 AM   Program: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

What: Legislative discussions, activities and decisions impact the day-to-day working therapist in ways that may or may not always be apparent.  The foundation of our professional practice and services to clients are influenced by national, state and local mandates, requirements, rules and policies. Being proactive is critical in shaping how laws and rules are formed and is everyone’s responsibility.

Join us for a half-day of discussion regarding current effective communication strategies that can be used with communicating about OT concerns with administrators, legislators, and other policy-makers (when talking to anyone!).  Attendees will learn how to find their legislators, as well as brainstorm ideas about how to start conversations and to build relationships with their elected officials. 

Recent OOTA advocacy activities and communications with legislators and state agencies regarding  the Medicaid School Program (MSP), will be highlighted by Brenda George, OOTA Pediatric SIS Coordinator and Legislative Committee member.

Becky Finni, OOTA President, will also provide updates and information about recently proposed  legislation impacting our scope of practice and the regulatory status of our OTPTAT Licensure Board.

The event will conclude with a panel including representatives from large healthcare operations and OOTA Board members involved in legislative activities.

Members - $40.00
Non-members - $65.00
Student Members – Free
Student Non-Members - $25.00 or free with purchase of membership

Registration:  June 2 Central Midyear

Reservations are highly encouraged. Attendance without a reservation will be permitted  on a first-come basis as space allows. Please note that registration will close on May 31, 2018.

Online registration:  June 2 Central Midyear

Directions:  The link below will assist you in finding the location of this event.

Please note: The Heritage Center is located behind the hospital.  Ample parking is available and is free of charge.

Materials:  Should handouts be provided, they will be emailed to registrants several days ahead of time or hard copies will be available the day of the event.

Questions? Contact Rachel Kessler, Central District Chair, at rachosu@gmail.com

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CHAIR: Rachel Kessler 
VICE-CHAIR: Pam Turnwald
SECRETARY: Kristi Raile
OTA CHAIR: Kendra Desoto
CEU COMMITTEE: Susan Salisbury and Elayna Richard
SERVICE/SOCIAL: Morgan Stanton and Amanda Yoxtheimer
PEDIATRIC: Cheryl Boop
MENTAL HEALTH: Open – contact Rachel 
if interested!
REHAB: Rachel Wendel and Sameera Basith