Other  |   November 2014
2014 Representative Assembly Summary of Minutes
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Other   |   November 2014
2014 Representative Assembly Summary of Minutes
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November/December 2014, Vol. 68, S43. doi:10.5014/ajot.2014.686S08
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November/December 2014, Vol. 68, S43. doi:10.5014/ajot.2014.686S08
The business of the 37th spring meeting of the Representative Assembly (RA) is presented here in summary. A complete copy of the official minutes can be obtained from your election area Representative, the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) website under Get Involved/Governance, or the AOTA National Office.
The spring RA meeting was held online March 14–28, 2014. After the initial roll call and approval of the Rules of the Day, RA members met in five online task groups to discuss the motions and documents that had been submitted and bring recommendations forward to the Assembly. The following are the results of the Assembly votes:
  • The Assembly approved the document The Role of Occupational Therapy in Primary Care.

  • The Assembly adopted a position in support of programmatic accreditation of professional degree programs in occupational therapy and recommended that the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE®) consider developing accreditation standards for postprofessional occupational therapy doctoral programs.

  • The Assembly approved the following Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)/Job Descriptions/JDs:

    • – Representative JD
    • – OTA Representative JD
    • – Agenda Committee SOP
    • – Credentials Review and Accountability Committee SOP
    • – RA Leadership Committee (RALC) SOP
    • – Commission on Practice SOP
    • – Commission on Continuing Competency and Professional Development SOP
    • – Board and Specialty Certification SOP
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