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Legislative Tracking Tool

Track relevant legislative issues

FSBPT offers a legislative tracking tool that allows members to monitor and research the regulatory implications of current physical therapy issues. The service helps identify trends in legislation, monitor changes to practice acts and alert jurisdictions to any potential problems with legislation as written.

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Background

The Federation began legislative monitoring in earnest in January 2009 when a contract was signed with CQ Trend Track, a legislative tracking company.

Since that time, the company has also developed a regulatory tracking system which was launched in January 2010. The tracking has been used to identify legislation and regulation which may impact physical therapy specifically or a related area which may have an effect on the Federation’s members.

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The tracking service has proved valuable and informative

It has been used to identify trends in legislation, monitor changes to practice acts and alert jurisdictions to any potential problems with legislation as written. Other issues we've tracked include:

  • Referral for financial gain
  • Changes to physical therapy regulatory boards
  • Healthcare reform
  • Changes to other professions’ practice acts
  • Medical malpractice
  • Immunity for healthcare workers responding to disasters

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More tools

Below are more tools that we have developed for state licensing authorities in the regulation of physical therapy.

  • Coursework Tools (CWT)

    Find out how coursework tools are used to evaluate non-U.S. candidates.

  • Licensure Portability Resource Guide

    Potential ways to improve licensure portability.

  • Licensure reference guide

    Compare the requirements of various jurisdictions.

  • Minimum Data Set

    The MDS will allow physical therapy to answer questions that will determine, among others, the number of providers; the race and sex of these individuals; and the facilities and geographic location in which services are provided.

  • Model practice act

    Read about the most effective tool for modernizing physical therapy practice acts.

  • NPDB Basis for Action

    Learn about this alert mechanism for sanctioned individuals.

  • Remediation resources

    Read detail information about ethics remediation courses.

  • Scope of practice

    Use this tool to help you make decisions about the physical therapy scope of practice in your state.

  • Telehealth in Physical Therapy

    The purpose of this document is to provide information and general guidance to physical therapy jurisdictional authorities for regulating the use of telehealth technologies in the practice of physical therapy.