We envision a growing, dynamic membership that continuously promotes the recognition, preservation, and advancement of occupational therapy in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
(adopted by Board of Directors, September 27, 2012)
- POTA will serve and support its membership by providing opportunities for:
- POTA will collaborate with AOTA and with consumers of Occupational Therapy services to:
- Uphold the core values, ethics and standards of practice.
- Assure effective communication within and about the profession.
- POTA will work towards increasing practice diversity and opportunity in the state by:
- Keeping members up to date on health care issues and maintaining relationships with other disciplines, health care agencies, third party payers, legislative and consumer groups.
News and Announcements
We launched a completely new PennPoint with the July 2013 issue and include it here for all to see. Take a look to review recent POTA activities and learn about our upcoming plans. Future issues will be available only to POTA members.
Click here for the New PennPoint E-Zine!
2013 Annual Conference - post-conference update!
Conference 2013 in Pittsburgh was a fabulous event --- our biggest ever, with more than 650 attendees! We're taking a short break as we finalize reports and documents - then we'll get going with Conference 2014. Plan to join us October 31-November 1, 2014 at the Radisson Hotel Valley Forge in King of Prussia!
Pennsylvania OT Licensure
OT's and OTA's CANNOT practice in Pennsylvania without a current Pennsylvania license, this is the law.
Licensure renewal for ALL currently licensed OT practitioners was due June 30, 2013. POTA members received more information from the Licensure Board Chair (see April 2013 issue of Penn Point) and continue to receive updates through POTA email communications and through posts in their member portal. The State Board of Occupational Therapy Education and Licensure webpage includes information about new professional liability insurance requirements for occupational therapists. These new requirements have implcations for all PA OTs who renew their licenses by the June 30 deadline, and for occupational therapists who apply for a new temporary or permanent license. Click on Special Notices when you arrive on the Licensure Board page.
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