We Are YOUR Voice and We Lobby for YOU!
Advocacy is crucial to the profession of Occupational Therapy, and the IOTA is your voice in state Legislation, The Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licensing (IBOL), and to 3rd parties such as Medicaid and insurance companies that affect how OTPs practice, how we bill, how we are reimbursed, how we are employed, and the impact that we have on our patients.
The IOTA has made some great impacts and positive strides for current OT Practitioners through our strong advocacy efforts.
Advocacy opportunities are frequent.
The IOTA advocates quarterly at both Medicaid and IBOL meetings. In addition, IOTA events such The Governor Proclamation Signing always held during OT Month and Legislative / Hill Day are held within the Capitol building to meet the Governor and Legislators in-person. Each member who attends Legislative/Hill Day or participates in other advocacy efforts can earn PDU’s, meet our Legislative Consultant, Caroline Merritt, as well as our IOTA Legislative / Reimbursement Chair for IOTA.
Quick Links to get you started:
IOTA Legislative Consultant