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The Ohio Recreational Therapy Association needs YOUR help!

The Access to Inpatient Rehabilitation Therapy Act (HR 8746) has been announced and we need your help connecting with your representatives, and getting the word out!

Representatives Joe Courtney (D-CT), Glenn Thompson (R-PA), and G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) introduced the bipartisan Access to Inpatient Rehabilitation Therapy Act of 2022 (H.R. 8746).The bill gives authority to physicians and rehabilitation teams in an inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) to determine the appropriate combination of therapies for an individual to meet the intensity of therapy requirements and goals.

This bill clarifies that therapy requirements at an IRF shall consist of physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology services, and/or orthotic or prosthetic services at the time of admission, and after admission may be modified based on the physician and rehabilitation team’s judgment to include:
  • Recreational therapy
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Other skilled services
This legislation will help increase patient access to recreational therapy where it is appropriate and ensure that patients have a rehabilitation plan that is designed to best meet their needs.

The American Therapeutic Recreation Association has been kind enough to create these helpful infographics and links that will help in the letter writing process, please see below:



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