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RIOTA Goes to the State House: Date and Time TBD

Please join us on for a tabling event at the RI State House. RIOTA will be offering a Welcome Back to all Legislators and a thank you for their service as well as offering our own services to assist with any healthcare related legislation questions as needed.  

Can't join us? You can still participate: Please use the link below to contact your Representative and Senator and thank them for their service and leave our contact of  riota@riota.org  if we can be of any assistance. 


Please remember masks and COVID 19 precautions will be utilized at the State House.

AOTA Members: AOTA is soliciting input regarding our bylaws.  This is the early part of the process of reviewing them. There are no proposed changes yet and some will be developed based on the input received and the Executive Board's recommendations also. Please take a moment to read through them and offer your feedback regarding any changes you might suggest or what should be retained. AOTA is a member organization and needs to hear from membership. Thank you for sharing your voice!

AOTA Bylaws review for 2024

To review the current bylaws:



Ways to provide feedback:




Send your thoughts to BPPC@aota.org


60-day comment period: Wednesday, September 20 to Monday, November 20

About the association

The function and powers of RIOTA include:

  1. Act as an advocate for the profession of occupational therapy.

  2. Improve and advance the education and collaboration of occupational therapy practitioners.

  3. Promote research in the profession of occupational therapy.

  4. Encourage high standards.

  5. Engage in other professional and community activities to further the dissemination of knowledge of the practice of occupational therapy.  

  6. Cooperate with other individuals or groups concerned with health-related issues.

  7. Increase consumer awareness of application of occupational therapy practice in the community and the scope of occupational therapy practice to assist an individual to achieve life pursuits.




Affiliated with the American Occupational Therapy Association


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