2023-2024 State Legislative Issues

FOR: An Act Establishing a Physical Therapy Compact

  • The language for this bill can be found here. If passed, Massachusetts would join 35+ other states as part of the established Physical Therapy Compact. More information about the PT Compact can be found here.

AGAINST: An Act Relative to Safer Treatment of Pain

  • The language for this bill can be found here. If passed, this law would require Physical Therapists to participate in 500 hours of didactic training and 150 hours of clinical training beyond entry level physical therapy education. This ridiculously high number of hours would make it unfeasible for PTs to be trained in dry needling, eliminating a safe and non-pharmacologic source of pain management for patients in the Commonwealth.

APTAMA has made it easy to send a letter to your legislators. Download the APTA Advocacy App to look up your state legislators and send a template letter to your legislators to let them know how these bills will impact patient access in Massachusetts.

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Your voice matters!

APTA and APTA Massachusetts provide a consistent lobbying presence with legislators, regulatory agencies, and commercial payers. Adding your voice strengthens our efforts.

Learn about the national advocacy issues that are affecting our profession and society, and then take action using one of the options below.

Showing your support only takes minutes and can make a lasting impact.

Legislative Action Center

APTA members can log in to the Legislative Action Center to send prewritten messages to their legislators.  

Patient Action Center

Nonmembers and the public can use the Patient Action Center to send prewritten messages to their legislators.

Regulatory Action Center

Congress isn't the only group that needs to hear from you. Use the Regulatory Action Center to access template letters for contacting the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and other regulators.

Advocacy App

Advocacy doesn't get easier than this! Members and nonmembers can send prewritten messages to their legislators with a few screen taps, view talking points on legislative issues, and find their legislators. You can even donate to MA PT-PAC from the app. Search "APTA Advocacy" in your Apple or Google app stores. This powerful advocacy tool is free.

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Get involved with the APTA Massachusetts Public Policy Committee

We are looking for members passionate about advocating for our patients and our profession. If you have questions or are interested in learning more, please reach out to president@aptaofma.org

Massachusetts PT Political Action Committee Information

The political action committee advocates for the profession of physical therapy
by building relationships in the legislature.

Click below to support our PAC and have our voice be heard.

Donate to MA PT PAC

APTA Massachusetts is a strong voice for Physical Therapy on Beacon Hill and in Washington DC.
The coordinated efforts of professional lobbyists, APTA staff resources, chapter leaders and grassroots
efforts means your voice will be heard in critical policy discussions.