Counties in the Western District: Allegan, Antrim, Barry, Benzie, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Charlevoix, Clare, Clinton, Eaton, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Gratiot, Hillsdale, Ingham, Ionia, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Kalkaska, Kent, Lake, Leelanau, Manistee, Mason, Mecosta, Missaukee, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola, Ottawa, St. Joseph, Van Buren, Wexford

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Western District Meeting Notes - August 2018

posted: August 24, 2018

MPTA: Western District Business Meeting

Saturday, August 4, 2018 12:00 pm

Kaelee Brockway, Chair, PAC Treasurer

Grand Valley State University 


12:00 Lunch Served

12:10 Meeting Begins

Introduction of Officers

Social Networking

12:15 Professional Development Requirements

Relicensure Date: July 2019

                Lookback Period: July 2017 – July 2019

Relicensure Date: July 2020

                Lookback Period: July 2018 – July 2020

24 Units per cycle for PTs and PTAs

Including: 1 Unit relevant to Pain Management

1 Unit relevant to Identifying Victims of Human Trafficking (ONE TIME ONLY)

Human Trafficking Unit does not count in 24 required for relicensure


Become A PDR Agency

                Forms available on LARA and

12:25 Education

Webinars and International Listing of

PDR Approved Courses on

Looking for Conference Speakers!              

See for speaker material submission forms

12:30 Legislative Advocacy and Payment

HB 5783 – PASSED May 24, 2018 - Amendment to the Public Health Code

Requires specific documentation of orifice penetration when it occurs for treatment of a patient in several instances and settings

Requires record retention for 15 years after episode of care is concluded

HB 5793 – PASSED May 24, 2018 - Amendment to the Public Health Code

Requires the presence of a chaperone if medical treatment is performed on a minor that involves penetration

The MPTA views this as a positive development because it solidifies PT pelvic floor practice in statute.

 Effective June 12, 2018 Public Act 62 of 2018 amended the Motor Vehicle Code to add physical therapists to the list of individuals who are able to authorize/approve the need for disability parking placards

Ethics of this, Education to come

The link to the form may be found on the SOS website

CPS Mandatory Reporting

Interstate Licensure Compact


Auto No-Fault

PTAs now accepted providers under VA TriCare!

12:50 Upcoming Events

MPTA Fall Conference and Research Day

                Grand Traverse Resort, Traverse City    

                October 5 and 6, 2018

12:55 THANK YOU! Dr. Karen Litos and GVSU!

1:00  Meeting Adjourned



Loan Repayment and Loan Forgiveness Resource - Presentation from Western District Meeting 2/11/16

posted: March 03, 2016

At the February 11 Western District meeting a financial advisor provided information about student loans and how to manage them once employed.  The presentation can be viewed by clicking here.

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