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Frequently Asked Questions

We get lots of questions about the practice of Occupational Therapy and what MOTA does every day.

Here are a few of the more common questions:

 

1.  I am moving to Montana and I want to be licensed in the state.  What do I need to do?

 

Answer:  Go to this website to get the answer:  http://b.bsd.dli.mt.gov/license/bsd_boards/otp_board/board_page.asp

 

2.  I just got married and I changed my name.  How do I update this information for my OT license?

 

Answer:  http://b.bsd.dli.mt.gov/license/bsd_boards/otp_board/board_page.asp

 

3.  I want to get my superficial and deep modalities certifications.  What steps do I need to take?

 

Answer:

 

4.  I am a graduate student and I would like to send out an online survey.  Will MOTA send out the survey for me?

 

Answer:  Yes.  We will also post them on the website for anyone to access.  Please go to the website and click on "Contact Us."  We will respond to your email within one week.

 

5.  How can I contact MOTA?

 

Answer: 

  • General Questions relating to MOTA:  Valerie Maeker, President
  • Conference Questions relating to  MOTA:  Mary Krenik, Vice-President
  • Membership Questions relating to  MOTA:  Lisa Lowery, Secretary
  • Financial Questions relating to MOTA:  Dena Wilson, Treasurer

 

6.  Are there any occupational therapy schools in Montana?

 

Answer:  Yes.  There currently is one OT school, the University of Mary.  Please go to UMARY

 

7.  Do I have to live in the state to be part of MOTA?

 

Answer:  No.  You can live in any state and still be an active member of MOTA.

 

8.  Is continuing education required in Montana? 

 

Answer:

 

9.  How do I get a course pre-approved through MOTA?

 

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10.  Does my MOTA membership renew every calendar year or a year from the date I got my membership?

 

Answer:  MOTA membership is based on the calendar year (January 1 - December 31).  If you renew after October 1, your membership will automatically be applied to next year's membership.

 

11.  Is TELEHEALTH allowed in Montana?

 

Answer:  Currently our practice act or board rule does not allow telehealth. The board has been looking at various options in statute or rule to allow telehealth for OT’s in Montana.

 

In speaking with AOTA regarding telehealth and compact Licensure (to allow telehealth across jurisdictional (state) boundaries similar to nursing)  we found that AOTA does not yet have a foundation and support in place to assist state boards with model statutory or rule language to start this process. The national physical therapy association (FSBPT) and the national medical association (FSMB) have this support in place and are actively assisting state boards to develop telehealth legislation and licensing compacts between states.

 

In the last legislative session the legislature approved insurance payments for telehealth services by OT’s (and other professions) and this can be found in: http://leg.mt.gov/bills/mca/33/22/33-22-138.htm

 

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