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It is extremely important for our profession both in our state and the country at large to be present and at the table when important decisions regarding policy are made within our legislature.  

RIOTA is committed to advocating for the profession and practice of Occupational Therapy, for consumers of our services, and for the general well being of all Rhode Islanders.

Our Legislative committee works to monitor bills proposed in RI or national issues that may impact the provision of Occupational Therapy Services.

Want to get involved? Contact: legislative@riota.org and explore the links below

Legislation and Advocacy Links


  • Interested in Federal Policy Affecting OT? Click here

AOTA Advocacy and Policy   (link to the Legislative Action Center) 

  • Want to look up Federal legislation? Click here

Federal Legislation 

In Rhode Island:

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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