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July 2002 Issue

July 2002

edit post Physical Therapy: Schools Take a Hit by Miki Fairley July 1, 2002 “It seems like just yesterday that schools had hundreds of applicants vying for their coveted 50

NegReg: Are Consumers Adequately Represented?

In December 2000 Congress passed the Benefits Improvement Act (BIPA), which, among other provisions, aims to protect patients from receiving orthotic and prosthetic care from unqualified providers. The Negotiated Rulemaking

Consumer Empowerment Grows in Developing Countries

Jerry White, founder and director of the Landmine Survivors Network (LSN), addresses the crowd during a rally for the Landmine Ban Treaty. As the world grows smaller through global communications,

Provider Qualification Position Statement

The Amputee Coalition of America (ACA) recognizes that quality of care is one of the most pressing issues facing amputees today. The ACA supports efforts to set a minimum level

Negotiated Rulemaking Committee Members

American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics (ABC) American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (AAOP) American Orthotics and Prosthetic Association (AOPA) American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Board for Orthotist/Prosthetist

From the Editor

Like a planet in space being assaulted by a storm of asteroids, O&P-both as a profession and as an industry-is being impacted on all sides by a barrage of factors

From the Editor

The focus is on ability–not “disability.”   This is the clear message coming from amputees and orthotic users of all ages. For both youth and adults, disability sports programs and organizations

Advocacy: A Win-Win Proposition

Looking at healthcare in general and the O&P profession in particular, consumers and professionals should be natural allies. For years, consumers have been advocating for more information, access to high-quality

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