Legislation

 
WE NEED YOUR VOICE IN ANNAPOLIS

The Physical Therapy Licensure Compact (SB 652 / HB 648) is being heard in the Senate EHEA Committee on Feb 26 at 1:00 pm. We need the Committee’s constituents at the hearing to show support for this bill. This is an opportunity to practice beyond state lines and improve access to care. If you are able to attend the hearing and represent your district please contact the Chapter. >>Learn More

 

As a service to our members, APTAMD is working to update members on legislative news and information through our members only legislative portal.  There you will find a list of bills we are monitoring, hearing schedules, links to resources and prewritten letters for you and your patients.  Legislative information is also updated continuously during the Session at the Maryland General Assembly web site. The General Assembly The General Assembly will reconvene Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. 

Members may also submit a question or comment on legislative issues by email to aptamd@aptamd.org.

APTAMD Legislative Issues (Log In to View Talking Points and Legislative Action Plans)

  • The Physical Therapy Licensure Compact 
  • National Legislative Issues
  • Advocacy Resources

Advocacy App

APTA of Maryland is now offering a free State Action Alert app.  The Action App is a powerful tool for PTs, PTAs, students, and patients on the go. You’ll be able to keep up with items on the legislative agenda and given prompts to contact your legislators.  Available for free download in the Apple and Google Play app stores. Once launched, select State Advocacy and then Maryland. 

  • Legislative Action Center
  • State Legislator Directory
  • Feedback Form
  • Legislative Talking Points
  • Chapter PAC Information
  • State Contact Information
            

Remember you can get federal action alerts by signing up for PTeam at apta.org. Go to the Advocacy tab.

APTAMD Advocacy and Legislation

The Chapter Legislative Committee works with the Lobbyist Firm, The Doherty Group, and the APTAMD Board of Directors. This committee is a resource for members to get answers to specific questions regarding legislation in Maryland. Advocacy and Legislation at a National level is handled by APTA.

Contact the Chapter office with your question at aptamd@aptamd.org. If you would like to become more involved in legislative issues please see Action Steps for PT. The support and participation of all APTAMD members is much appreciated as we continue this investment in our future. If you have any suggestions, questions, answers or want to get more involved in any other way, please let us know.


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