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AOTA’s Efforts to Support Frontline Healthcare Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Congress has been busy on the fourth COVID-19 response package, which has begun to take shape in the past few weeks. There have been 493 bills introduced in the 116th Congress regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, all of which address different issues and present possible solutions. In times like...

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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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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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Not Much Time To Protect Those With Disabilities

This article was originally posted on OT Connections on February 13 th , 2018. It has been updated with new information by our policy staff. In February of 2018, HR 620, the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017 passed the House. With only a few weeks left in Congress, there is new momentum...

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