Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy

2012 Legislative Activity

Testimonies submitted

•Testimony In Opposition Of Senate Bill 108 Of The 187th Court Of The Commonwealth Of Massachusetts, An Act Relative To The Licensure Of Applied Behavior Analysts

•Testimony In Support Of House Bill 1002 Of The 187th Court Of The Commonwealth Of Massachusetts, An Act Relative To The Licensure Of Behavior Analysts

•Testimony In Support Of House Bill 1217 Of The 187th Court Of The Commonwealth Of Massachusetts, An Act Relative To Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants In The Treatment of Autism

•Testimony In Opposition Of House Bill 1901 Of The 187th Court Of The Commonwealth Of Massachusetts, An Act Relative To The Licensure Of Applied Behavior Analysts

•Testimony In Support Of House Bill 1937 Of The 187th Court Of The Commonwealth Of Massachusetts, An Act Relative To The Consideration Of Ergonomically Designed School Buildings

•Testimony In Support Of Senate Bill 1373 Of The 187th Court Of The Commonwealth Of Massachusetts, An Act To Make Habilitative Services Available To The Children Of The Commonwealth

•Testimony In Opposition of Senate Bill 2217 Of The 187th Court Of The Commonwealth Of Massachusetts, An Act Relative to the Licensure of Behavior Analysts

 Licensure activity:

 •Updated licensure regulations have been submitted to Massachusetts Board of Allied Health Professionals.  Still awaiting hearing.  For more information on the Board of Allied Health Professionals, go to http://www.mass.gov/ocabr/licensee/dpl-boards/ah/

 Health Care Reform/Access to Health Care:

 •Senate Bill 2400, An Act Improving the Quality of Health Care and Reducing Costs Through Increased Transparency, Efficiency, and Innovation

•House Bill 4070, An Act Relative to Heath Care Quality Improvement and Cost Reduction Act of 2012

•Chapter 224 signed into law on August 6, 2012 for Cost Containment.

•Special Session on Mental Health Parity for compliance with Federal Mental Health Parity Law

 For more information on legislative matters, go to http://www.malegislature.gov

 Contact Karen Hefler, OTR/L, MAOT Government Relations Representative, info@maot.org

MAOT - Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy, Inc.
57 Madison Road, Waltham, MA  02453 - Phone: 781.647.5556 - Email: info@maot.org

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