WVOTA News

The information for the 2009 Annual WVOTA Conference has been posted on the annual conference page.

WVOTA meeting on June 6th at Holzer Clinic South Charleston, WV beginning at 10 am. Diana Davis will present on the recent licensure bill and positive impact on today's practice plus update on other legislative issues. Business meeting will follow. Address for meeting 313 MacCorkle Ave SW, South Charleston, WV. Contact person Debbie Shamblin at 304-746-3701(work) or 304-541-3853 (cell). 

Call for papers for the WVOTA conference to be held in Charleston WV Saturday, October 31, 2009. Papers must be submitted by June 10, 2009 to Mary Hager, 5310 Edgebrook Rd., Cross Lanes, WV 25313 or by email to diamond This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

HB 2309 as amended by the Senate has passed both houses! After a lot of hard work by member of WVBOT and WVOTA a new modern licensure passed both houses at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday April 11th, the last day of the regular session. This bill is an important update of the practice act. All members are encouraged to keep their eyes and ears open for more information from WVBOT for information on how this bill will affect practice and when it's provisions will be in effect. WVOTA would like to thank all of the members who participated in this grass roots effort to improve practice and protect consumers. The phone calls and e-mails were essential in keeping this bill in the forefront of a busy legislative agenda. Mary Hager and Debbie Shamblin also deserve our greatest gratitiude. They spent a lot of their personal time including most of the day on Saturday at the capital talking to Senators, Delegates, Committee Lawyers, Legislative Assistants, and Administrative Assistants to keep this bill alive. Additional recognition should be noted for the members of WVBOT who worked hard to craft a bill that represented modern OT practice and should be good enough to last another 30 years. Marty Douglas also took time off from his work to represent OT at all of the hearings regarding this bill. Thanks again to all who participated in this process and supported our efforts.

 

To be held Saturday, November 8, 2008 at 10:00 a.m., at the Mountain State University-Occupational Therapy Department in Beckley, WV. Topics to in include budget and legislation.

Friday, March 6, 2009 -- WVOTA will be at the state capital...volunteers are needed to shake hands and provide education about the importance of occupational therapy in the state of West Virginia.

PLAN TO ATTEND IN THE FALL!

The WVOTA Annual Conference

This 2-day Fall conference is your up-close and personal opportunity to learn how WVOTA and AOTA are working to safeguard and advance your OT practice! Earn contact hours, network, and gain free $ towards NBCOT. Food and drinks provided!

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