"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, February 1, 2012

Florida Physical Therapy Bill Recieves Unanimous Support in Sub-Committee

Fourteen out of fourteen Florida House of Representatives in the Health Human Services Quality Subcommittee voted to adopt the Temprary License (HB 799) bill for new graduate physical therapists and physical therapist assistants without objection.

Congratulations to the Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA)!

Now, on to the House Education Committee and the House Health & Human Services Committe as detailed on the House Bill Tracker website.
Then, on to the Florida Senate.

If HB 799 passes this will be a significant victory for the Florida Physical Therapy Association.

Check the FPTA website for timely announcements to call your House members to ask for support of HB 799.

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