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Welcome to the OTAC Advocacy Center!

The OTAC Advocacy and Government Affairs Committee is dedicated to ensuring a proactive and timely response to legislative or regulatory activity which may impact the practice of occupational therapy.  Read more about the Committee's purpose and functions.

Resources to Help You Be a Stronger Advocate for OT

Tips for Building Effective Relations with Elected Officials | download

Find Your Legislator - You can find your legislator by zip code, link to legislators' websites, find out about pending or signed legislation all at www.leginfo.ca.gov.

OTAC-PAC - make an online donation today, or download the donation form.  Political contributions help ensure OTAC's access to political decision so that we can advocate on important issues for occuaptional therapy practitioners.  Click here to learn more about the PAC.

 Other Resources

  • California Office of the Governor - www.gov.ca.gov.
  • California Board of Occupational Therapy (CBOT) - attend their Board meetings, dates and location are posted under Board. Locate information about licensing and proposed and new regulations. www.bot.ca.gov.
    CBOT Committees - You are invited to participate.
  • Division of Workers Compensation - http://www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/dwc_home_page.htm.
  • AOTA Federal Affairs information - www.aota.org. Click on Federal Affairs.
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Contact the Committee co-chairs to learn more about their activities and how to volunteer:

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Luis Arabit, MA, OTR/L,
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Sabrena McCarley. MBA-SL, OTR/L
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Meet the OTAC Lobbyist

j_synderJennifer Snyder, MPA, is a partner in Capitol Advocacy, LLC, one of Sacramento's premier lobbying firms. She has 20 years of legislative and advocacy experience with an emphasis on health and human services issues in California. She has a bachelor's degree in political science and a master's degree in health administration. Ms. Snyder's legislative career was spent in the California State Senate for five years as a legislative consultant specializing in health and education issues. She then served as the legislative director for the California Association of Health Facilities and the California Alliance of Child and Family Services. In 2000, she was hired by the California Hospital Association to spearhead their psychiatric hospital advocacy program. Ms. Snyder joined Capitol Advocacy in 2003, and became a partner in 2006. She has since worked with a broad range of clients on a wide array of issues in the legislative, administrative, and regulatory settings.

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