School Based Physical Therapy 2021

March 2021

APTA RI provided testimony to the RI House Health and Human Services committee March 30 regarding

H6129: 

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- PHYSICAL THERAPISTS (Authorizes a licensed physical therapist to perform physical therapy services to a student while in school without a prescription or referral, in accordance with the student's IEP or IFSP.) 

Testimony was provided by Natalie Masson, DPT and Rick McAuliffe, our lobbyist with the Mayforth Group 

Testimony begins at 1:15:22 and ends at 1:23:25 at this link:  http://ritv.devosvideo.com/show?video=d81b98224f4d&apg=6aae3d42

 

Senate Bill 235: RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - PHYSICAL THERAPISTS: School based PT.

Testimony video is shown here:
 
Natalie Masson, DPT at 02:04:00
Rick McAuliffe, Lobbyist, The Mayforth Group at 02:09:30 

 

 

 

 


 

History of this Bill

2019

 

 

 This act would authorize a licensed physical therapist to perform physical therapy services to a student while in school without a prescription or referral, in accordance with the student's IEP or IFSP

The Senate Bill hearing was held on May 29.  Click to view the hearing.  Go to the 33 minute point.

http://ritv.devosvideo.com/show?video=fb6bea5d01d0&apg=c71b3a14

 

Senate Bill No. 817

BY  Gallo, Conley, Goodwin, Lombardo, Ciccone
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - PHYSICAL THERAPISTS (Authorizes a licensed physical therapist to perform physical therapy services to a student while in school without a prescription or referral, in accordance with the student's IEP or IFSP.)
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4/30/2019 Introduced, referred to Senate Education
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