Lobbying Efforts


OTAO Advocacy Day is held every year, typically in February.  Watch here for more information on the 2019 Advocacy Day.

  • A portion of membership dollars go to pay for OTAO's lobbyists, who:
  • Monitor legislation for how it will affect OT practitioners and consumers
  • Alert membership to important issues through communication to the OTAO board and postings on the website and newsletter
  • Testify on behalf of OTAO. Most of us can't drive down to Salem on a workday to testify before the legislature on a bill--the lobbyist can!
  • Work with other lobbyists and representatives from other professions to sort through complicated issues
  • Participate in OTAO Legislative Day at the Capitol to help increase awareness of OT and facilitate direct contact with policy makers.

Contact Information:

Nicholina Terzieff at [email protected]

Current Lobbying Efforts


Click here for: 

2014 Legislative Session information
77th Legislative Session
2013 OTLB Budget Statement
OTAO Supports SB 365
SB 302 Position Statement

Remember, it is your membership dollars and support of OTAO that helps us do this.  Thank you!