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OT Practice 25(6) (June 2020)

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American Occupational Therapy Association
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Abstract

Building the capacity of all occupational therapy practitioners to provide the highest quality services across many different settings and specialty areas is a major thrust of AOTA’s work. Although the COVID-19 crisis created unprecedented challenges and uncertainties, AOTA volunteers, Board of Directors, and staff pivoted quickly to face the crisis head on and developed new problem-solving resources and education to help members navigate forward.

Occupational therapy will play an important role after the COVID-19 pandemic. A few months ago, AOTA launched the multiyear interstate license portability initiative (p. 8), which will provide licensed occupational therapy practitioners with the opportunity to practice in the states that join the compact without having to secure a new license in each state. This collaborative effort between AOTA and NBCOT will reduce barriers to new opportunities for practitioners and increase access to services for clients. AOTA member feedback will be critical to ensuring that these plans will support occupational therapy professionals in growing and thriving in their work, both now and after COVID-19 abates.

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OT Practice 25(6) (June 2020)

Author(s): American Occupational Therapy Association
Abstract:

Building the capacity of all occupational therapy practitioners to provide the highest quality services across many different settings and specialty areas is a major thrust of AOTA’s work. Although the COVID-19 crisis created unprecedented challenges and uncertainties, AOTA volunteers, Board of Directors, and staff pivoted quickly to face the crisis head on and developed new problem-solving resources and education to help members navigate forward.

Occupational therapy will play an important role after the COVID-19 pandemic. A few months ago, AOTA launched the multiyear interstate license portability initiative (p. 8), which will provide licensed occupational therapy practitioners with the opportunity to practice in the states that join the compact without having to secure a new license in each state. This collaborative effort between AOTA and NBCOT will reduce barriers to new opportunities for practitioners and increase access to services for clients. AOTA member feedback will be critical to ensuring that these plans will support occupational therapy professionals in growing and thriving in their work, both now and after COVID-19 abates.

Published: June 2020
Publisher: American Occupational Therapy Association
Language: English

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