And if you're in the mood for a little pre-Forum
inspiration...don't miss this great read from a
veteran advocateEva Norman, PT, DPT,
"You Cannot Complain if You're Not Involved."

  APTA is gearing up for this year's APTA Federal Advocacy 
 March 16, where members will have the opportunity to go to
  Capitol Hill to advocate on key legislation affecting the profession,
  including patient access to care, student loan forgiveness via the
  National Health Service Corps, prior authorization, and the proposal
  by Medicare to cut reimbursement to physical therapy in 2021

  But the advocacy trip is just one part of the forum: The event also
  features educational sessions and opportunities to hear from
  speakers with important insights on political action and advocacy.
  >>>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. Members may also submit a question or comment on legislative issues by email to aptamd@aptamd.org.

APTA Maryland Priorities

  • Fair Copays
  • Network Adequacy
  • CMS Proposed Cut of Physical Therapy Services in 2021

Annual Lobby Day 

Become a Champion for the Profession!  Protecting patient care and the physical therapy profession requires advocacy and we need your voice in Annapolis.  Each year the Chapter has a Physical Therapy Impact Day in Annapolis. Let your legislators know about our profession and the issues we care about. The day begins with a briefing by our lobbyists on the current bills affecting the profession. Then it’s off to meet our legislators (and we even set up the appointments for you). The 2020 event was held on February 19th. However, if you are interested in connecting with your legislators, contact us and we will brief you and provide talking points and materials for you to present to your legislators. >>>Learn More

SAVE THE DATE for February 10, 2021

Advocacy App

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

Legislative Committee and Lobbyist Information

The Chapter Legislative Committee works with the Lobbyist Firm, Barbara Brocato and Associates, 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.

If you would like to become more involved in legislative issues please email us at aptamd@aptamd.org. 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.

Physical Therapy Regulations

The Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (BOE) is the licensing and continuing education approval entity for physical therapy professionals in Maryland. Duties of the Board include writing regulations, interpreting the scope of practice, educating licensees, and disciplining those who violate the law. The most important function is protecting the citizens of Maryland. >>Learn More