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OT Licensure Compact Educational Session
Wednesday, January 25, 2023, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM CST
Category: Events

*This event will be held live via Zoom.*

Timed Agenda
7:00 - 7:05 Introductions and background information
7:05 - 7:35 Presentation/Panel Discussion
7:35 - 8:00 Questions and Answers

Event Description
This CE course will provide information on the who, what, where, when, how, and why questions about the OT Licensure Compact. Speakers will include individuals from AOTA, National Center for Interstate Compacts at the Council of State Governments, and NBCOT.

Speaker Biographies
Meghan Pudeler - State Affairs Manager, American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
Meghan Pudeler is a State Affairs Manager in AOTA’s State Affairs and Health Policy team, a part of the overall Policy division. Meghan primarily monitors and analyzes state legislative issues that affect the occupational therapy profession and assists state associations in developing strategies for protecting and advancing the association’s policy interests at the state level.

Carl Sims - Deputy Program Director, National Center for Interstate Compacts at the Council of State Governments  (CSG)
Carl Sims is a Deputy Program Director at The Council of State Governments National Center for Interstate Compacts. Carl provides education, outreach and technical assistance services to state policymakers and professional stakeholders in the development and administration of interstate compacts. Carl earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Kentucky Wesleyan College and his Master’s of Public Administration from the University of Kentucky’s Martin School.

Shaun Conway, OTR – Vice President, External and Regulatory Affairs National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)
Shaun Conway is a certified occupational therapist, who currently serves as Vice President, External and Regulatory Affairs for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT®) where he has worked for over 28 years. In this capacity, he is currently responsible for the oversight of organizational functions related to state regulation and community outreach.

Learning Objectives
Participants will:
    1.    Understand what a licensure compact is and what specifically the occupational licensure compact is and how it affects practitioners and the profession.
    2.    Learn the process to developing the OT compact initiative, where the initiative is, and what next steps are for the project.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Licensure compacts eliminate barriers to practice and increase access to care, especially in areas that are underserved, geographically isolated, or lack access to specialty care, by increasing the efficiency of becoming licensed across state/territory lines. While the OT compact does not make it any easier for initial licensure of practitioners (a practitioner must hold a license in their home state) but it will make it easier to get licensed in other states and therefore allows practitioners more opportunities to work across state lines and with more clients.

Target Audience: All
Level of Content:  Introductory

AOTA Practice Area: Occupational therapy profession in Minnesota; advocacy

Contact Hours: 1 hour

Fees: $5/MOTA members, $25/non-members


Contact: [email protected]