February 1st, 2023

IOTA Hill Day 2023

Please mark your cal­en­dars now for IOTA Hill Day Feb­ru­ary 1, 2023 at 1pm. Our lob­by­ist will have talk­ing points pre­pared to dis­cuss with your rep­re­sen­ta­tives. This is a great oppor­tu­ni­ty to get involved and advo­cate for our profession!

A few high­lights of 2022

  • Occu­pa­tion­al ther­a­pists are now able to indi­cate need for a hand­i­cap permit.
  • Meet­ing with the Iowa Med­ic­aid Direc­tor to high­light recent changes to the autho­riza­tion and review process­es cre­at­ing dif­fi­cul­ty in access­ing OT services.
  • Iowa joined the OT licen­sure compact.
  • East­er Lake Park ren­o­va­tions under­way with input from local occu­pa­tion­al ther­a­py providers. The park will become one of the most acces­si­ble parks in the nation. 

Send an email requesting a meeting!

Personalize the sample email below.

Dear Rep­re­sen­ta­tive _________,

My name is _______. I am an occu­pa­tion­al therapist/​certified occu­pa­tion­al ther­a­py assistant/​occupational ther­a­py stu­dent (include study­ing at OR work­ing with the _​_​_​_​population in your dis­trict). I will be attend­ing the occu­pa­tion­al ther­a­py hill day on Feb­ru­ary 1st from 1 – 4pm. Can we set up a meet­ing to dis­cuss upcom­ing occu­pa­tion­al ther­a­py poli­cies and the impact these have on our com­mu­ni­ty members?

Thank you for your con­sid­er­a­tion. I look for­ward to hear­ing from you soon.


(Name, cre­den­tials)