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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Week 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 2022 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 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.
Maryland PT PAC
APTA Maryland members interested in helping us create a network of Congressional champions on physical therapy issues – contact us today!
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.
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.