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The Government Affairs Committee (GAC) under the Advocacy Division of MOTA works to coordinate federal, state, and local activities in conjunction with the MOTA lobbyist. The committee is made up of MOTA members who volunteer their time to monitor legislation to support occupational therapy practice and accessibility of services to our clients. The committee meets on a regular basis and welcomes new members from all practice areas. Legislative alerts are sent through the MOTA listserve to speed-up response time.

MOTA contracts with Cory Bennett to provide our lobbying services. The lobbyist attends each Government Affairs Committee meeting and shares legislation and activities that could impact our practice. The lobbyist is a great resource to MOTA in assisting to navigate through legislative activities.

Previous activities that MOTA has addressed through the GAC include licensure, physical agent modalities, Medical Assistance specialized maintenance, wound care, and other reimbursement issues.

More information can be found under the Member Resources tab.

OT Day @ the Capitol

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

8:30am to 1:00pm

Room G3 of the MN Capitol


We will be promoting a bill that would move occupational therapy practitioner out of the MN Department of Health and into a Board of Occupational Therapy. 

Talking points and appointment times will be provided to those who pre-register by February 12

To register, email your name, street address, cell number, and legislative district to Karen Sames at

To find your legislative district, go to and type in your street address.  The name and district number at the top of the list is your MN House district.  It ends in an A or B.  Karen needs the number and letter.

OT practitioners and students who have the same Representative or Senator will be grouped together for appointments with legislators.

Any questions, contact Karen Sames, Chair of the Government Affairs Committee for MOTA at


Sample Letter for your Representatives


MOTA Legislative Bulletin 2-5-17


MOTA Legislative Bulletin 1-29-17

Headline of the Week:  Dayton Proposes $45.8 Billion State Budget


MOTA 2016 Legislative Session Report


MOTA 2015 Legislative Session Report






855 Village Center Drive, #348
St. Paul, MN


P: (612) 460-8625

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