Legislation

As a service to our members, APTAMD is working to update members on legislative news and information. Legislative information is also updated continuously during the Session at the Maryland General Assembly web site. The General Assembly will reconvene Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. 

To proceed to the member only section and review the upcoming Legislative Session, click here. We have also established fairer copays resources and talking points on this page so you can gain access to vital resources and help us educate legislators  about the growing number of Maryland patients facing co-insurance obligations that make their prescribed courses of treatment either discouragingly expensive or altogether unaffordable.

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)

  • Athletic Trainer Treatment of "Tactical Athletes"
  • Fairer Copays
  • ​Dry Needling
  • Individualized Education Plans
  • National Legislative Issues
  • Advocacy Resources

Staying Up to Date

APTA of Maryland is now offering a free State Action Alert app in 2016.  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. APTA will send you an alert mid January when the app is ready to be downloaded.

Highlights of this new APTAMD Legislative APP
Search "APTA Action" in your Apple or Google Play app store to download the app today!

  • 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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