Public Policy Quarterly Newsletter Spring 2019

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2019-20 PUBLIC POLICY AGENDA

INTRODUCTION:

The Massachusetts General Court session runs from January, 2019 through July, 2020 in formal session and informal session through the end of 2020.   We count on our members using their individual and collective voice to make a difference on health care policy initiatives on Beacon Hill.  Our first group event this year is the APTAMA Scope of Practice Day at the State House on April 22nd.  Please do your best to attend and register by clicking here: Register Today!

2019 - 2020 Priorities:

  • Maintain access for patients of physical therapists in Massachusetts to receive dry needling as a part of their physical therapy plan of care.
  • Build relationships with National Athletic Training Association of MA. APTA and NATA have recently entered a formal partnership (2 minute read).
  • Work towards language for updated Athletic Training scope of practice that aligns with educational training. Current language proposed add treatment of illness and the industrial care setting.
  • Support youth safety in athletics by adding physical therapists to the providers that could release a student to return to play after concussion protocol. (HD3549)
  • Work towards inclusion in the PT licensure compact which would allow PTs to practice in other states that are participating without applying for separate licensure. (HD3829) Contingent on Board of Allied Health implementing regulations to require CEUs for licensure.

 

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LEGISLATIVE UPDATES, FEBRUARY 2019


INTRODUCTION:

The Massachusetts legislative cycle runs from 2019-2020. Here are the priorities of APTA of Massachusetts for this cycle. As new bills are introduced there may be updates.


Priorities:

  1. Maintain access for patients of physical therapists in Massachusetts to receive dry needling as a part of their physical therapy plan of care.
  2. Build relationships with National Athletic Training Association of MA. APTA and NATA have recently entered a formal partnership (2 minute read).
  3. Work towards language for updated Athletic Training scope of practice that aligns with educational training. Current language proposed add treatment of illness and the industrial care setting.
  4. Support youth safety in athletics by adding physical therapists to the providers that could release a student to return to play after concussion protocol. (HD3549)
  5. Work towards inclusion in the PT licensure compact which would allow PTs to practice in other states that are participating without applying for separate licensure. (HD3829)  Contingent on Board of Allied Health implementing regulations to require CEUs for licensure.

 


Make your voice heard!

Join us April 22nd for PT Day on Beacon Hill  to talk to your legislators about what you do as PTs, PTAs and students.

Register now.


 

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