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SB 273 with Occupational Therapy in it passed the whole House this morning Thursday March 8. Now it moves back to the SENATE. We don't want Occupational Therapy taken out again in the Senate. The vote to pass this bill will probably happen tomorrow Friday March 9 or it will go into a conference committee to iron out the difference between the HOUSE AND SENATE VERSIONS.

As stated previously, thanks to your assistance, Occupational Therapy is now in Bill 273 and the next reading should be on Tuesday, March 6th in the House. We are encouraging all to please send emails or CALL your senator and be sure they are aware that OT services need to stay in this bill when it gets back to the senate.

Friday, SB 273 passed out of the House Judiciary Committee. As we said, Occupational Therapy is back in SB 273.

Now we need your help to email or phone all members of the House to support the House Committee Substitute SB 273 that includes occupational therapy. The vote in the whole house will be taken either saturday (tomorrow) or Monday.

Today with all of your help and Sarah Black participating in the House Health and Human Service Committee meeting, Occupational Therapy is back in SB 273. 

NOW WE NEED YOUR HELP TO EMAIL or PHONE the members of the House Judiciary Committee to support the House Committee Substitute SB 273 that includes occupational therapy. The vote may be taken sometime Friday. 

Please see Attached letter that you can fill in to assist with supporting efforts to include Occupational Therapy into SB 273 (Opioid Reduction Bill)

We need YOU to continue to call YOUR delagates in the Health and Human Resource Committee!!!!!

PLEASE...... DO YOUR PART as an Occupational Therapy professional...... to include Occupational Therapy into this very important Senate Bill 273

We  wanted to send a BIG THANK YOU to those who have made calls to your legislative representatives..... THEY ARE HEARING US and we need to continue to be aware of the next steps of this process...

I went to the capital this morning and have been in communication with Mary Hager (WVOTA legislative chair) daily. I met with various delegates and senators and the secretaries have said, "oh yes, we have been getting calls" SO AGAIN A BIG THANK YOU AND KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!!...


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