MOTA 2024 Advocacy Night

Advocacy made easy!

MOTA Advocacy Night will take place at the Capitol View Room at Harry Browne’s in Annapolis on Monday, February 12th, 2024 at 5pm. (Register by noon on Tuesday, Feb. 6th.)

Come help make a difference for Occupational Therapy in the state of Maryland while enjoying snacks and networking with other practitioners! Learn about the bills most relevant to OT and lend your voice in meeting with our legislators. See you there!

To help defray costs for MOTA, we are asking participants to contribute $20 toward room rental and snacks for the event. 


Contacting Legislators
Look up your representatives by going to the General Assembly of Maryland website. If you don’t know your district number, go to the top right and click on “Who represents me?” Enter your full address (some zip codes have two representatives so your street address is also needed).

Once you find your representatives, scroll down their individual pages to their contact information. 

Send a simple message of your support and a personal story if you have one that applies. 

Don’t forget to mention you are a MOTA member!

MOTA’s Legislative Platform

Maryland Occupational Therapy Association (MOTA) supports an integrative legislative approach that focuses on occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, occupational therapy students, health and occupational participation of consumers, and those systems that support services (e.g., hospitals, schools, community programs). 

MOTA supports initiatives that: 

  • Promote quality occupational therapy through education and licensure.
  • Address occupational therapy recruitment, retention, and diversity.
  • Ensure and protect the rights of practitioners to provide quality care within their full scope of practice.
  • Promote client/consumer safety, access to care, education, and self-determination.
  • Advocate maintaining or expanding occupational therapy roles through legislation and targeted initiatives through the Maryland General Assembly.