OOTA 2023 Elections: Time for Nominations!

The Ohio Occupational Therapy Association is currently seeking nominations for the following positions: 

President-Elect, Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary.

Every applicant for these positions must be an OOTA member and an AOTA member. Regulations for each position can be found here. President-Elect position term begins July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024 followed by the presidential term, July 1, 2024 until June 30, 2027. The term for the other positions is July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2025.

If you are interested in any of these positions, please send a current resume and brief position statement to [email protected] by March 20, 2023. Please contact Alex Seifert at [email protected] with questions.

Calling all Occupational Therapy Practitioners!!

The 2023 OOTA Conference will be held in Toledo, OH at the Glass City Conference Center from Friday, October 20th through Saturday, October 21st, 2023.

The Call for Papers and Posters is now OPEN and we would love for you to share your knowledge and expertise.  If interested, please complete the online form HERE.  Forms must be completed by April 30, 2023.

Note: All poster presentations will be virtual

Nominations Now Open for the 2023 OOTA Annual Conference Awards

As we look ahead to 2023 OOTA Annual Conference, it is time to once again nominate your colleagues, students, programs, and others for recognition of their hard work and achievements! A list of all OOTA awards with details about each one can be found HERE. Please note that only OOTA Members may submit nominations.

Nomination forms can be downloaded from the Award Nomination Forms tab under 2023 Conference.

Please send completed nominations forms to [email protected] by Friday, June 30, 2023 for awards to be considered for the 2023 OOTA conference. If you have any questions, please contact me at [email protected]


Sponsorship opportunities are now available. Please click HERE for more details!


Click HERE for a copy of OOTA's Legislative Priorities for 2023 and the 135th General Assembly.

Legislative updates can be found HERE.

Click HERE for Safe Haven Program FAQs.

Click HERE to find out about upcoming LIVE trainings about the new Safe Haven Program (approved for 1 CE).  



Ohio Medicaid Managed Care Launched February 1st

The Ohio Department of Medicaid launched their new managed care plans, the Next Generation Managed Care Program, on February 1st, 2023. Over the summer, ODM revised the launch of its redesigned managed care program to be phased in during the remainder of 2022. On July 1st, ODM launched a pediatric behavioral health network called OhioRISE; managed by AETNA, this program is expected to serve as many as 60,000 Ohio children with significant mental health issues. On October 1st, ODM launched the single statewide pharmacy benefit manager (SPBM), which is managed by Gainwell Technologies; Medicaid also brought the centralized provider credentialing portal online as well. 

The new MCOs and provider portal (Ohio Medicaid Enterprise System) went live online on February 1st.

Click HERE for further details from OOTA about the Managed Care Program changes coming to Medicaid.

Click HERE for the link to ODM about the Managed Care Program.

 School-Based Survey Results Shared with ODE

Click HERE for further details about OOTA's efforts to share your thoughts with the Ohio School Board.