Members--You 2015 IOTA Membership Handbook & Directory as well as the current newsletter have just been emailed out. Please let us know if you did not receive your copy.
August 1-proposals for IOTA posters will open
October 9-10, 2015 IOTA Conference
Plan to celebrate AOTA's Centennial in 2017
ACTION NEEDED--PLEASE SUPPORT THE CO-PAY EQUITY BILL
Advocating for occupational therapy profession and clients is a critical responsibility of the Iowa Occupational Therapy Association (IOTA) and all occupational therapy practitioners and students in Iowa.
PLEASE HELP. The co-pay equity bill is NOW at Governor Branstad's office. The Governor and his staff need to hear from occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, occupational therapy students (OTS and OTAS), as well as clients and their families.
Contact the governor's office (various means below) and ask him to support co-pay equity language for physical therapy/occupational therapy/speech therapy in SF505. Go to https://governor.iowa.gov/contact This site provides you with a link to "register an opinion". Click on that--in the text box ask him to support co-pay equity language for PT/OT/ST in SF505. Or call and give your information to a staff member.
Please contact the governor, ask your colleagues to do this, and pass this on to clients. We need to advocate for client access to services now and throughout June.
For those of you who have contacted your senators and house representatives--take time to send them a thank you for their consideration of this issue.
Benefits of Membership
Membership in IOTA is growing. This is great news since IOTA is a member-driven organization and relies on the members to operate. Membership dues are used to provide a fall conference, employing a lobbyist to protect consumers and the profession, scholarships, communication through website and newsletters, and encourages networking and professional growth.
Go to the Membership Page to join or renew today (credit cards accepted).