Advocacy

Our lobbyist Ashley Perkinson and members of our Board, led by our Legal / Political Affairs Chair Brad Myers, will be organizing advocacy events and activities. These may include group visits to the Legislature Building during active sessions. We will also be asking members to contact their own senators and representatives as issues related to the practice of occupational therapy arise.

Who represents you? Find out and make contact using this link: http://www.ncleg.net/representation/WhoRepresentsMe.aspx

In addition, we will be regularly posting alerts and calls for action from our members. There is strength in numbers and in being an informed citizen. Your legislators actually do want to hear from you, and welcome your phone calls and especially face to face visits. 

We encourage you to join us in Raleigh each year for our annual Advocacy Day. Our last two annual visits to the General Assembly were February 4, 2015 and May 4, 2016.  


Advocacy Day Gathering 2015



We lobby for you

For many years NCOTA members have supported the need for representation as critical policy decisions are made that affect both the practice of occupational therapy and citizens’ access to care. Other issues include reimbursement pressures and the protection of our Scope of Practice. We also work with our national partners to address these decisions in Washington, DC. While powerful forces are at work and seem beyond our control, it is urgent that we maintain a presence and have our voices heard. It does make a difference.