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Research Article  |   May 1984
Payment of Occupational Therapy by Legislative Mandate
Author Affiliations
  • Irene L. Herden, OTR/L, FAOTA, is Supervising OT/PT Consultant, Monitoring and Evaluation Unit, Connecticut Department of Health Services, Hartford, CT 06115
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Research Article   |   May 1984
Payment of Occupational Therapy by Legislative Mandate
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, May 1984, Vol. 38, 320-326. doi:10.5014/ajot.38.5.320
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, May 1984, Vol. 38, 320-326. doi:10.5014/ajot.38.5.320
Abstract

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.