As the date nears, we will send more information and talking points to prepare you for the day.
Highlights of the day include:
- Meeting with legislators to discuss the benefits of physical therapy and the positive effects it has on the population
- Scope of Practice Fair - Redefine what legislators know about physical therapy - interactive tables discussing different areas of PT practice
- Networking with fellow PTs, PTAs, and students
- National Student Advocacy Dinner following at Northeastern University
Join us at PT Day on the Hill - April 6th, 2020
Learn more about our new Public Policy Work Groups
What's important to members is important to APTA Massachusetts. Read more to learn about the areas of practice APTAMA is advocating for on behalf of our members. See something missing? Reach out and let us know.
Feel free to click the names below to email Work Group Leaders and learn more about how you can help.
- Pediatric Plan of Care Bill; Taylor Chasey
- Practice Act; Matt Penney
- PT Day on the Hill; Melissa DiLorenzo
- Athletic Training Legislation; Alyssa Williamson
- Dry Needling Legislation; Holly Fitzgerald
- ACO/Transparency; Eric Connolly
- Site Neutrality; Darryl Elliot
- Political Action Committee; Maegen Brady
Public Policy Quarterly Newsletter WINTER 2019
Questions? Reach out to Maegen Brady.
2019-20 PUBLIC POLICY AGENDA
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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