Touro Occupational Therapy Assistant Students Visit Albany

Date: March 28, 2012
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Barbara Franklin
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Meet with Elected Officials on Legislation.

Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) students from the Touro College School of Health Sciences visited Albany recently with the New York State Occupational Therapy Association (NYSOTA). Their goal was to raise awareness among elected officials about occupational therapy and the role of OTAs in upcoming healthcare legislation impacting the profession. Pictured are Touro OTA students, Assemblyman Phillip Goldfeder (D-Far Rockaway, fourth from left) and Touro Assistant Professor Julia Kardachi (third from right). Issues discussed with legislators included updates to the New York State Occupational Therapy Practice Act and Regulations, in February 2012, and implications of the proposed health care budget.