Maryland Occupational Therapy Association 






Representing, supporting, and advancing
the practice of occupational therapy in the State of Maryland.

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We have one candidate running unopposed:

Lori Patria
I am the Director of Therapy Services at University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute. I have a staff of 3 managers and over 100 therapists (OT, PT, ST, TR) and neuropsychology and the newly hired/new program SCI Patient Navigator and TBI Patient Navigator. I am a member of AOTA and MOTA. I served for 6 years as the Communication Liaison for the Physical Disabilities Special Interest Section and recently on the local conference committee for the AOTA conference in Baltimore. I am also an Adjunct Faculty member at both CCBC- OTA Program and Towson University OT Program. I am also a member of the Baltimore City Mayor's Council on Disability.

Per the MOTA Bylaws, we need your vote to seat our candidates for MOTA Offices. Would you kindly click the survey link below and complete the ballot today? It will take less than one minute of your time. Thank you!

Ballots Due By Friday, March 27, 2015



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Recruitment Underway for an AOTA member to Be the Next Maryland RA Representative

The deadline to apply is fast approaching to apply for this fulfilling position of participating in AOTA's Representative Assembly as Maryland's representative. To be considered, you must submit the following to

1) A cover letter highlighting your qualifications, leadership skills, and interest in this position,
2) A completed Nomination Form for Appointment
3) Your CV or resumé which should demonstrate academic education, years of experience in occupational therapy, and organizational involvement.

The deadline to apply is March 27, 2015.

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(Please do not contact MOTA, this is an AOTA position)

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More details coming soon!

Applications are now being accepted for positions
 on the occupational therapy licensing board. 

The two upcoming vacancies are for occupational therapists.
Each term begins July 1, 2015 and is for four years.

To be eligible, you must meet the following qualifications:

1. Be a resident of this State at the time of nomination and appointment and for the duration of the term of the member and be an occupational therapist;

2. For at least 3 of the 5 years immediately before appointment have been engaged in: 
  • practicing occupational therapy or limited occupational therapy, 
  • teaching occupational therapy; OR 
  • performing research in occupational therapy.
3. Must not be a registered lobbyist or an employee of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

To be considered, you must 

1.  Submit a copy of your curriculum vitae or resume to Katherine Webster, MOTA Secretary at 



Maryland Board of Occupational Therapy Practice
licenses occupational therapy practitioners. 

Please visit their website for information on licensing regulations,
renewals, continuing education requirements, etc. 


The Legislative Committee is very pleased to let you know that the Board of Occupational Therapy Practice has decided to go to a 2-year renewal cycle.  The fee for the renewal cycle should be just about twice the annual amount.  There will be no additional cost for going to a two-year cycle.


We appreciate your input and support on this issue.  There has been a lot of confusion about the fee level, so MOTA has collaborated with our members, the Board of Occupational Therapy Practice, and our legislative supporters; and we have successfully resolved the licensure and fee issue.


We will be hearing from the Board about the specifics of implementing the two-year cycle.   It will take a little time to implement, but occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants will be moving towards a 2-year cycle, just as with other health professionals in the State of Maryland.


We would like to thank all of those supporters who helped work on this issue.  We would like to extend a special thanks to Delegate Bonnie Cullison (District 19 – Montgomery County) and Senator Shirley Nathan-Pulliam (District 44 – Baltimore City and County) for their support on the licensure issue and for occupational therapy practice issues in general.

That being said, there is no need for our virtual Lobby Night as the bill we were supporting in regards to this issue has been withdrawn. If you have any questions, please contact me at .

Thank you,

Francine Miles, MS, OT/L

MOTA VP of Advocacy/Legislative Chairperson

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