Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Persons who are Occupational Therapy Professionals

Lobbying Interests:
Issues affecting persons with disabilities, Medicaid reimbursement, health profession scope of practice, professional licensing, professional education.

CEO Name:
Kelly Sajdak
Representative

Contact
JW
Jeanne Welch
16 N Carroll St., Suite 600
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 819-0150
info@thewelchgroup.org
http://www.WOTA.net

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Robert Welch Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/13/2018 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 26
Assembly Bill 26
Relating to: direct primary care agreements.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/17/2019
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 438
Assembly Bill 438
Relating to: ratification of the Physical Therapy Licensure Compact, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/3/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 447
Assembly Bill 447
Relating to: reimbursement rates under the Medical Assistance program for home health care services. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/13/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 644
Assembly Bill 644
Relating to: creating a school-based mental health consultation pilot program and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 117

For
Notification Date
1/17/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 648
Assembly Bill 648
Relating to: physical health services and acupuncture under Medical Assistance program and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
1/3/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 660
Assembly Bill 660
Relating to: reimbursement under the Medical Assistance program for complex rehabilitation technology. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/3/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 826
Assembly Bill 826
Relating to: hunting and fishing approvals for persons with disabilities. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/12/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 28
Senate Bill 28
Relating to: direct primary care agreements.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/17/2019
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 390
Senate Bill 390
Relating to: ratification of the Physical Therapy Licensure Compact, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 100

For
Notification Date
1/3/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 416
Senate Bill 416
Relating to: reimbursement rates under the Medical Assistance program for home health care services. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/13/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 600
Senate Bill 600
Relating to: physical health services and acupuncture under Medical Assistance program and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
1/3/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 605
Senate Bill 605
Relating to: reimbursement under the Medical Assistance program for complex rehabilitation technology. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 186

For
Notification Date
1/3/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 608
Senate Bill 608
Relating to: creating a school-based mental health consultation pilot program and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/17/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 755
Senate Bill 755
Relating to: hunting and fishing approvals for persons with disabilities. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/12/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Budget Bill Subjects

Health Services: Medicaid Services
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Medicaid Services

Notification Date
3/7/2019
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Reciprocal credentials for service members, former service members, and their spouses
Agency Name
Occupational Therapists Affiliated Credentialing Board (OT)

Subject
Reciprocal credentials for service members, former service members, and their spouses

SS 088_20
Other
Notification Date
7/14/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Supervision and practice of occupational therapy assistants
Agency Name
Occupational Therapists Affiliated Credentialing Board (OT)

Subject
Supervision and practice of occupational therapy assistants

SS 065_18
For
Notification Date
9/10/2019
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Telehealth
Agency Name
Occupational Therapists Affiliated Credentialing Board (OT)

Subject
Telehealth

SS 087_20
For
Notification Date
7/14/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

All matters related to funding and regulatory changes in response to COVID 19
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
All matters related to funding and regulatory changes in response to COVID 19

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
4/29/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

CR 19-108: Supervision and practice of occupational therapy assistants
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
CR 19-108: Supervision and practice of occupational therapy assistants

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
12/4/2019
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Regulations related to Medicaid reimbursement.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Regulations related to Medicaid reimbursement.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/12/2018
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Regulation of occupational therapists.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Regulation of occupational therapists.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/12/2018
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2019
January - June
$12,000.00
2019
July - December
$9,000.00
2020
January - June
$15,000.00
2020
July - December
$12,000.00
Total $48,000.00
Total Hours Communicating 2019
January - June
12.00
2019
July - December
6.50
2020
January - June
20.00
2020
July - December
4.00
Total 42.50
Total Hours Other 2019
January - June
13.00
2019
July - December
18.00
2020
January - June
29.00
2020
July - December
8.00
Total 68.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: reimbursement rates under the Medical Assistance program for home health care services. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
10 %
2020
July - December
Total 5 %
Relating to: reimbursement under the Medical Assistance program for complex rehabilitation technology. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
20 %
2020
July - December
Total 9 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
25 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 5 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
15 %
2020
January - June
10 %
2020
July - December
Total 8 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
20 %
Total 2 %

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
20 %
2019
July - December
20 %
2020
January - June
10 %
2020
July - December
10 %
Total 14 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
30 %
2019
July - December
20 %
2020
January - June
10 %
2020
July - December
10 %
Total 17 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
20 %
2020
July - December
30 %
Total 12 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
10 %
Total 1 %

Minor Efforts

(Time spent on matters each of which accounted for less than 10% of the organization's lobbying.)

Minor Efforts
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
25 %
2019
July - December
45 %
2020
January - June
20 %
2020
July - December
20 %
Total 27 %

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures