APTA Maryland Priorities
- Fair Copays
- Network Adequacy
- CMS Proposed Cut of Physical Therapy Services in 2021
- Social Determinants of Health
Annual Lobby DayBecome 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). We are monitoring the plans for the 2021 legislative session and will share an update once we learn the dates, process, and plan. >>>Learn More
APTA Maryland Advocacy AppAPTA 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.
Legislative Committee and Lobbyist InformationThe 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 email@example.com. 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.
The Maryland Physical Therapy PAC promotes the interests of the physical therapy field within the state of Maryland. Our aim is to increase patient access to physical therapy, fight for fair reimbursements, and lift up the goals and viewpoints of the physical therapy profession. The Maryland Physical Therapy PAC is able to achieve this through our fundraising efforts and financial support to candidates who support the physical therapy profession at the Maryland Legislature.
The Maryland Physical Therapy PAC is made possible by the support of those within the physical therapy profession. Through financial donations, the PAC is able to proactively promote the goals and ideals of the profession including but not limited to: fair reimbursements, patients’ access to care, and fair copays. Your donations help support legislation, candidates who actively support the field, and educational efforts.
APTA Maryland members interested in helping us create a network of Congressional champions on physical therapy issues - contact us today!
Physical Therapy RegulationsThe 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
Legislative Action Center
APTA members can log in to the Legislative Action Center to send prewritten messages to their legislators.
Patient Action Center
Nonmembers and the public can use the Patient Action Center to send prewritten messages to their legislators.
Regulatory Action Center
Congress isn't the only group that needs to hear from you. Use the Regulatory Action Center to access template letters for contacting CMS and other regulators.