Committees and Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering with APTA Maryland is a great way to learn, grow, and make a difference in your association. APTAMD offers a variety of ways to serve and make a difference for your profession. You must be a member of APTAMD to participate on a taskforce or committee. 

Committees and Volunteer Opportunities

Awards 
The Awards Committee reviews candidates nominated for Chapter Awards that include: Florence O. and Henry P. Kendall, Richard T. Peret Distinguished Service, Outstanding PTA, Stephen M. Levine, and Student Rising Stars. The Awards Committee accepts nominating through September 1. Awards are presented at the Chapter's Fall Annual Conference and Member Meeting. Interested? Contact us

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) - A New Standing Committee
The mission of the DEI committee is to converse and implement ideas to provide guidance to members on issues that are relevant to DEI in physical therapy. The committee includes workgroups on leadership development, mentorship, social determinants of health, and communication/social media.We will strive to include a diverse group of members and potential members inclusive of gender, race, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, disabilities, religion, ethnicity, and age.  Interested? Contact us
  • Meetings: Each workgroup has regularly scheduled metings >>>Learn More
Education
The Continuing Education Committee is responsible for planning, managing and evaluating the Chapter’s continuing education programs at our Spring and Fall Conferences.  The committee reviews proposals for sessions and posters at both events.  Interested? Contact us
  • Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of each month via Zoom (7:00-8:00 pm)
Finance
The Finance Committee advises the Board of Directors on matters pertaining to the association's financial needs, growth, and stability based on periodic review of income, expenditure, and investments. The committee shall present an annual budget to the Board of Directors. Interested? Contact us
  • Meetings: This committee meets annually in the late summer/early fall and on an as needed basis throughout the year via conference call.
Government Relations
The Government Relations Committee monitors, evaluates and develops positions on proposed state and county legislation and regulations which affect the practice and profession of physical therapy and the profession’s role in the health care delivery system. The Committee works with the Chapter’s Legislative Counsel to develop proposed legislation that affects the practice of physical therapy, collaborating with other groups in the Chapter that need to develop legislation, and collaborating with external groups to develop coalitions, when appropriate. Interested? Contact us
  • Meetings: The Committee meets in person prior to each legislative session with our lobbying team and leadership. In addition, through legislative session we communicate via email and meet on an as needed basis throughout the year via conference call.
  • Annual Lobby Day: Join us on February 19th in Annapolis for our Physical Therapy Impact Day. We make the appts for you and will send you talking points and briefing packets.
Nominating Committee
The Nominating Committee prepares a slate of at least two candidates, if possible, for officers, directors, delegates and members of the Nominating Committee. The committee also fosters activities that maintain and promote a pool of nominees.  Seeking 2 members to fill vacancies. Interested? Contact us

Opioid Taskforce
The taskforce will have a primary focus of investigating ways to advance nonpharmacological pain management within physical therapy. Led by our Vice President, Roy Film. Interested? Contact us

Practice Committee
The Practice Committee is responsible for addressing issues concerning the practice of physical therapy in Maryland. They also serve as a resource and provides support to the membership. Interested? Contact us
  • Meetings: TBD. This Committee currently communicates via email.
Reimbursement Committee
The Reimbursement Committee is responsible for addressing reimbursement issues for physical therapy services as they affect consumers, providers, employers and insurers. The Reimbursement Committee addresses numerous reimbursement issues including, but not  limited to, documentation, fee schedules/screens/caps, coding/billing issues, insurer and government health policy, consumer/provider/insurer education, mediation and the audit process for review of claims for physical therapy reimbursement. So much changing, and it is imperative that we have knowledge of what is going on in the community and around the state.

In addition to troubleshooting member requests for assistance, the committee has an expert discuss a specific issues related to payment each month. Members can join in for one of our monthly calls or become a formal member of the committee. Do you have a topic you would like the committee to find an expert to present on? Would you like to present to the committee on a specific issue that is impacting reimbursement and how you practice? Interested? Contact us
  • Meetings: The Committee meets via Zoom the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 8:00 - 9:00 pm.
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