Legislative Priorities

Members Lead the Way
As we prepare for 2023 and our new strategic plan, we asked members to help set our future advocacy goals through a townhall and survey, members. 

Our Priorities
1. Administrative Burden
2. Appropriate Payment
3. Access to Care (Fair Copays | Network Adequacy)
4. Telehealth
5. Social Determinants of Health

We are Monitoring
The Blueprint for Maryland’s Future
(to include PT, OT, SLP, Psych)

Keeping Members Informed
As a service to our members, APTAMD has developed a toolkit  and advocacy course to assist you in being a part of our advocacy team. We also keep members up to date on legislative news and information through our members only government relations committee workspace .  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's Physical Therapy Lobby Week

February 6-10, 2022

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 Week in Annapolis. Let your legislators know about our profession and the issues we care about.

Each day we begin 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 expecting a hybrid event so that people can join us on site or meet with legislators virtually. 

We are monitoring the plans for the 2023 legislative session and will share an update once we learn the dates, process, and plan.

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 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.

Your Legislators Want To Hear From You
The Power of Physical Therapy

APTA Maryland wants to help share your story with legislators. Check out our new advocacy stories portal patients and or practice owners.