Greece National OT News Archive
News from Greece, 2016
There are 3 major issues concerning the Hellenic Association of Ergotherapists at the moment:
- The 7th Occupational Therapy Congress due to take place on 15 & 16 October 2016. The theme of the Congress is “Building Healthy Societies: Inclusion, Development, Networking and Quality”.
- The Hellenic Association seems to have succeeded in becoming a legal entity. This is a major breakthrough and we have been trying for this for some time now. We are expecting the publication of the law, as soon as it is voted by the Parliament.
- The Hellenic Association of Ergotherapists is expecting that the refund given to clients by the state, when they attend private practice Occupational Therapy sessions, is to become the same as with other health professions. The Ministry of Health has included our suggestions in the new health regulations to be published.
News from Greece, October 2012
The Hellenic Association has issued a statement concerning the dire situation of public mental health services in Greece, supported by statements of COTEC and WFOT, addressed to the Minister of Health and Social Solidarity as well as to the Minister of Labour and Social Security. We have requested a review of extreme policies, provision of solutions for development of services and protection of human rights for all citizens.
Our annual general meeting is scheduled for the 11th of October 2012. All workgroups of the association (OT with children & adolescents, translation of OT texts, adult neurology and orthopaedics, social inclusion, political action, international relations, website support, journal group) will present their current work to the members.
News from Greece, May 2012
The Hellenic Association of Occupational Therapists has elected a new Executive Board on the 12th of February 2012.
The Executive Board has met with the Director of the National Health Services Agency (E.O.P.Y.Y.) to promote key occupational therapists’ issues, such as the cost of occupational therapy sessions in the private sector, the provision of occupational therapy services in the public sector, and the inclusion of occupational therapy in the unhealthy professions list.
Our annual general meeting is scheduled on 20th of May 2012. All workgroups of the association (OT with children & adolescents, translation of OT texts, adult neurology and orthopaedics, social inclusion, political action, international relations, website support, journal group) will present their current work to the members.