BOTA was established in 1999, in response to a recognized need by the fledgling profession to join together to promote and create job opportunities for Occupational Therapists in Bangladesh. BOTA received registration by the Government of Bangladesh in 2000. In the same year, BOTA also received recognition from the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT). The work of BOTA is ongoing in its attempts to promote and increase the activity of the Occupational Therapy profession in Bangladesh. It is hoped that BOTA will be strengthened in the coming years as more Occupational Therapists graduate from CRP's Occupational Therapy course.
To promote the Occupational Therapy profession and to create jobs for Occupational Therapists in the public, private and non government sectors, in order to enhance public health in Bangladesh.
To increase awareness of Occupational Therapy and to promote it's advantages to the people of Bangladesh through educational workshops and seminars, published literature and information broadcasted in the mass media.
To register all qualified Occupational Therapist including assistants and to keep an up to date record of qualified Occupational Therapists in Bangladesh.
To establish and reinforce standards of Occupational Therapy service provision all over Bangladesh.
To submit a proposal for the establishment of governmental run Occupational Therapy courses in Medical Universities within Bangladesh.
To liaise with other health professionals nationally.
To liaise with international health professionals with the aim of updating and maintaining Occupational Therapy knowledge and standards.