Irene L. Herden; Payment of Occupational Therapy by Legislative Mandate. Am J Occup Ther 1984;38(5):320-326. doi: 10.5014/ajot.38.5.320.
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This article reviews the process that the Council on Government Affairs of the Connecticut Occupational Therapy Association undertook from 1979 to 1982 to obtain payment mandated by legislation for occupational therapy. The process included learning the Connecticut legislative system, marketing occupational therapy as a profession in the health arena, and coordinating, planning, and communicating all phases of activity to reach a final objective of mandated payment.
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