The MPTA Legislative Committee works with the MPTA Lobbyist Firm, Muchmore, Harrington, and Smalley (login required) and the MPTA Board of Directors. This committee is a resource for MPTA members to get answers to specific questions regarding legislation in Michigan. Advocacy and Legislation at a National level is handled by APTA. Contact the MPTA office with your question at [email protected]
If you have questions about any of the legislative issues please contact the MPTA office with your question at [email protected]
If you would like to become more involved in legislative issues please see Action Steps for PT.
The support and participation of all MPTA 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 contact the MPTA office.
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MPTA sincerly thanks the following for supporting physical therapy:
MPTA has created a resource document to help physical therapists who choose to approve the need for disability parking placards as allowed by Public Act 62 of 2018.
Click here to view the document.
A large package of bills passed the Michigan State House this week that has an impact on many health care professions, including the practice of physical therapy:
Overall, MPTA is pleased with this package. We have been working on being added to the list of mandated reporters for several years, and having interventions for the pelvic floor being explicitly added to our scope of practice will be a great outcome.