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AOTA, NBCOT To Begin Collaboration

Goal is to create interstate licensure compact for OT profession The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA®) and the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT®) will be collaborating over the next four years to create an interstate licensure compact for the occupational therapy…

AOTA Moving to Exam-Based Certifications

Move expected late next year Beginning in late 2020, AOTA will move to exam-based advanced certifications to replace the current peer-reviewed reflective portfolio application process. The new certification program will begin with major areas currently part of the Board Certification program, to be followed…

AOTA Issues Wheelchair Evaluation Guidelines

New document attempts to clarify rules, educate OTs Occupational therapists frequently must work collaboratively with referring physicians and durable medical equipment (DME) suppliers to assure that the appropriate medical equipment is recommended and provided. Claiming they’d received report of questionable practice by occupational therapists…

AOTA Lists Five ‘Practices to Avoid’

Choosing Wisely program offers practical advice for consumers Earlier this month, the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) announced recommendations for providing evidence-based OT solutions. This was accomplished in the form of a list of ‘Five Things Patients and Providers Should Question’: Don’t provide intervention…

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