"Physical therapy is not a subspecialty of the medical profession and physical therapists are not medical doctors; we are a separate profession that provides a unique service that physicians are unable and untrained to provide."

Letter to the AMA from the APTA, Dec 2009

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Support Texas Physical Therapists!

Texas direct access bill, HB 637, needs your help!

This screenshot shows that the Texas Direct Access bill has been stuck in committee since April 20th and the session is winding down.

The expected vote is a dead heat, 3-3.

The session began on January 6th and lasts for 140 days. That leaves only about three more weeks for physical therapists to gain direct access in Texas! The Texas legislature meets every odd-numbered year so this will be our last chance until 2013.

Go here - the Texas Direct Access website - where you can call a Texas legislator, donate money or sign a petition.

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