Action Alert: 2 important legislative bills


Two very important bills for Physical Therapy in Rhode Island
These need our support and we need to be at the table!
RIAPTA supports both of these bills.
Call / write your legislator and senator TODAY.
Attend a meeting / hearing TOMORROW.
Senate Bill No. 2407
BY  Nesselbush, Fogarty, Lombardi, Quezada, Crowley
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- PHYSICAL THERAPISTS (Includes in the practice of physical therapy ordering diagnostic images and studies provided they are performed and interpreted by other licensed health care professionals.)
02/15/2018 Introduced, referred to Senate Health and Human Services
03/09/2018 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration
03/12/2018 Meeting postponed (03/13/2018)
House Bill No. 7499
(Attorney General)
BY  Morin, Messier, Phillips, Solomon, Casey
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE - ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES (Requires health insurance companies to cover non-opioid treatments for pain which includes physical therapy, occupational therapy, massage therapy, acupuncture and oriental medicine.)
02/08/2018 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.


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