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COVID-19 Federal Affairs Live Blog

AOTA Federal Affairs has decided to try an experiment in blogging – we will be doing quick updates on what we are seeing, hearing and working on with Congress, on your behalf, so you can see the latest news as we get it. Comments on this live blog are turned off Posted 3-27-20 3:45pm AOTA's...

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Allied Health Workforce Diversity Act Senate Introduction

Just two days after the House of Representatives unanimously approved H.R. 2781 , which included the full language for the Allied Health Workforce Diversity Act (H.R. 3637), the Senate is moving to do the same. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) introduced S. 2747. This bill...

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Allied Health Workforce Diversity Act Passes the House

On Monday, October 28 th , the House of Representatives voted unanimously to pass H.R 2781, the EMPOWER for Health Act. Included in this bill was the language from the Allied Health Workforce Diversity Act, H.R. 3637. House passage is one of the major hurdles that a bill much clear before...

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Introduction of the Allied Health Workforce Diversity Act of 2019!

*UPDATE* On July 11th the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health met, and unanimously approved an amendment, which added the language from the Allied Health Workforce Diversity Act of 2019 to to HR 2781. AOTA volunteer and policy staff’s hard work resulted in introduction of the...

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Diversity and the Occupational Therapy Profession: New Legislative Project to Create a Diverse Workforce

AOTA’s Federal Affairs team is working with Congressman Bobby Rush of Illinois to introduce new legislation in Congress to help create a more diverse occupational therapy workforce. The legislation would create a new workforce diversity program that would be administered by the Health Resources...

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