Wednesday, December 7, 2022

PT direct access fight

Ted Trower

We here in Michigan are also engaged in fighting P.T. direct
access. (though we’ve not gotten any national attention or support) Our
problem is that the Michigan bill instructs the regulating body for P.T.
practice to create their regulations
“shall promulgate rules to establish standards of ethics
and standards of practice for physical therapists. The
department shall incorporate by reference into the rules the
standards of ethics, standards of practice, and supervision
guidelines contained in the document entitled “Guide to Physical
Therapy Practice”, second edition, published by the American
physical therapy association, Alexandria, Virginia, January 2001. ”

This is a 700 page document written by the PT association that is about to
be written into Michigan statute without anyone in the Michigan legislature
ever even reviewing it. We have gotten our hands on a hardcopy version of
this text. Is there anyone on the list that is familiar enough with this
publication to direct us where to look for the elements that would impact
the practice of O&P by the PT community?

Ted A. Trower C.P.O.
A-S-C Orthotics & Prosthetics
Jackson, Michigan, USA


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