State Advocacy

State Advocacy

   2020 FPTA Advocacy

The FPTA educates Floridians, health care providers, and public policy decision-makers about the key role physical therapists and physical therapist assistants play in restoring and improving motion, as well as in improving the health of society. The FPTA advocates for physical therapy before the Florida legislature as well as state and federal regulatory agencies, and works hand-in-hand with the FPTA professional lobbying team to vet major public policy issues. Click on a topic below to see what the FPTA is currently working on, and how we continue to advocate for the profession in 2020. Be sure to visit out Capitol Update Archives for most up to date information on FPTA Advocacy efforts.

Updating the Practice Act

Florida's law which defines and governs the practice of physical therapy hasn't changed in more than 30 years. If not updated to be consistent with today's medical training and technology, the law now threatens Florida PTs' ability to continue providing critical care as experts in the human movement system. Fortunately, legislation (HB 467 / SB 792) has been introduced to update the statue this year. Read more about how the FPTA has been working hard to update the Practice Act.

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Call to Action

The FPTA now has a digital platform to connect you directly with lawmakers across the state as we advocate to expand and advance the PT profession. During our pilot program, more than 300 members used our new tools to contact Florida state legislators in support of the disabled parking permit legislation – all in just a few days. We now have the capability to TEXT select FPTA member updates. To receive texts from the FPTA, simply text "PT UPDATES" to "52886" and get involved today!

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FPTA State Advocacy Days

Every year, members of the FPTA join for a full day and a half of advocacy training, lobbying, preparation and meeting with Florida Legislators and their staff in the Capitol of Florida. Members receive in-depth training on advocacy and the issues of the day, then meet with legislators to discuss issues affecting the practice of physical therapy in Florida. There is no charge to register for the State Advocacy Days, and FPTA members who attend will be eligible for travel reimbursement up to $275

  

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