Next Year CO OT Practice Act needs passing

OTAC’s legislative efforts would not be nearly as successful if it weren’t for the financial support we receive from donations and membership fees. Our lobbyists work hard during session to protect our occupational therapy practice and values, and this would not be possible without our membership funds. Thank you, members, for supporting our occupational therapy practice in Colorado. Lastly, thank you to the Legislative Committee who worked hard to facilitate OTAC Capitol Hill Day, inform the efforts of our lobbyists, and advocate for OT practice. You are the gears that make our advocacy machine run. Thank you for your time, your ideas, and your motivation.

Next year, in addition to tracking bills that impact OT, OTAC’s efforts will be focused on getting the OT practice act passed. We will work with DORA and AOTA to ensure that our practice act is up to date and supports the most current occupational therapy practice, and then work with our lobbyists to navigate the legislative process of getting it passed.

If you have any interest in learning more about legislative committee or our efforts, please email [email protected]

Submitted by Bailey Johnson, MS, OTR/L, OTAC Board Chair for Public Policy