Other  |   December 2015
2015 Representative Assembly Summary of Minutes
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Assistive Technology / Ethics / Education of OTs and OTAs / Military Rehabilitation / Multidisciplinary Practice / Professional Issues / Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / The Association
Other   |   December 2015
2015 Representative Assembly Summary of Minutes
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, December 2015, Vol. 69, 6913420020p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2015.696S10
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, December 2015, Vol. 69, 6913420020p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2015.696S10
The business of the 38th spring meeting of the Representative Assembly is presented here in summary. A complete copy of the official minutes can be obtained from the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) website at http://www.aota.org/AboutAOTA/Get-Involved/RA.aspx or from the AOTA National Office.
The Representative Assembly met on Thursday, April 16, 2015, in Nashville, Tennessee. The Assembly passed motions to establish two ad hoc groups: one to investigate the merits of establishing a professional license portability for the occupational therapy profession, and a second one to explore opportunities and challenges related to occupational therapy practitioners as case managers in existing and emerging practice areas with recommendations for strategies to support practitioners who perform case management functions as a major component of their work. In addition, the Assembly passed a motion to adopt a resolution that AOTA support access to and funding for appropriate assistive technology (AT) provisions to meet patient/client needs and that occupational therapy practitioners be recognized and paid for providing clinical services related to complex rehabilitation technology (CRT). A motion to add a military representative to the Representative Assembly was defeated.
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