Wednesday, January 22nd, from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
The Washington State Capitol Building
Legislative Building (with the dome)
Columbia Room (1st floor)
416 Sid Snyder Ave SW
Olympia, WA 98504.
Hike the Hill offers 6 CE units. Please register here.
Please bring a bag lunch, or you may purchase lunch at the cafe in the Legislative Building
You must review the WOTA Advocacy: Preparing for Hike the Hill 2020 slide presentation to learn important information to help prepare and guide you through this event.
IMPORTANT: This step must be completed before January 22nd
Going to the capitol to advocate for the profession means speaking with the law makers who represent you. You will need to make appointments to visit with these individuals. After finding your policymakers (which was part of the registration process), you will need to schedule appointments with them. This should be done as soon as possible, as legislators are busy and have many meetings.
After making your appointments, please submit them at this link, so that we can organize individuals who need to be grouped together for their visits.
IMPORTANT: This step must be completed before January 22nd. The appointment sheet will be closing at 11:59pm on January 21st.
What to Say During Your Visit
AOTA has produced a useful role play video of a lawmaker visit to help you get comfortable with this process. Please take a look at it as part of your preparation.
Many lawmakers, just like many members of the public in general, may not be familiar with OT and its role in the healthcare system. These documents suggest handy ways of explaining what exactly we in the event that folks are unfamiliar with what we do. Never assume they are unfamiliar however. These are intelligent individuals.
Mental Health Handouts
To receive CE credit for one hour of preparation time, you’ll need to take and submit this online post test.