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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.
The MPTA is pleased to announce House bill HB544 was introduced by Rep. Jeff Yaroch (33rd District), which would add Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants as mandatory reporters of suspected child abuse or child neglect. The bill was introduced on January 24, 2018, and has been referred to the Committee on Families, Children, and Seniors. The bill has several co-sponsors, representing a bipartisan group. This was one of MPTAs legislative priorities, and we are confident the bill will pass out of committee and onto the full House in the near future!!! Look for action alerts to come.