IOTA 2017 Annual Conference
Please see the attached call for presentations for Utah’s annual OT conference. More information is available on the their website https://utahotassociation.org/events/ 2017 UOTA Call for Presentations (2)
Attention IOTA members, we are currently seeking nominations for the following board positions: President- Elect Secretary Continuing Education Chair MOT student representative OTA student representative Treasurer Outreach Coordinator COTA representative If you are a current IOTA member in good standing, and are interested, in volunteering for one of these positions please send an email
Registration is now open for the IOTA Spring 2017 Treatment Summit. The Summit will be held Saturday May 6th, 2017 at Browne Mackie College in Boise.
The OTA program at Idaho State University is up and running. We accepted our first cohort of 16 students in January and we enjoy learning about the great profession of Occupational Therapy along with getting to know each other. The program had a ribbon cutting/open house ceremony to celebrate this great accomplishment on Feb 9th.
The Mayor of the City of Boise proclaims April 2017 Occupational Therapy Month. Read the official proclamation signed by Mayor David Bieter on March 28th, 2017. Boise Occupational Therapy Month 2017
Please help us welcome Jessie Given, COTA/L, to the IOTA Executive Board. Jessie will serve as the Legislative and Reimbursement Chair. We are excited to have her join us! “Hello, I’m Jessie Given! I graduated from Brown Mackie College in 2014. I am a certified occupational therapist assistant and have worked at a pediatric sensory
Submitted by Jason Balls, IOTA MOTS The Idaho State University MOT SOTA club has had great pleasure to have several opportunities to learn from experts in the field of occupational therapy. Shannon Paulson, an OT with the Pocatello School District. She presented on therapy and service dogs, and emotional-support animals. The club also heard from
OT Treatment Summit – Articulating the Value of OT in the 21st Century Sponsored by ISU MOT program Idaho State University – Student Union Bldg. – Wood River Room Date: April 8, 2017 8:30-12:30
http://www.aota.org/Advocacy-Policy/Federal-Reg-Affairs/News/2017/obstacles-proposed-rule-hand-therapists.aspx Occupational therapists and physical therapists have long been exempt from quality and accreditation standards for furnishing and fabricating prosthetics and custom orthotics for Medicare beneficiaries. On January 12, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule (pdf) would lift that exemption. The proposed rule would require OTs and PTs