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2022  Webinar Series

The 2022 Webinar Series included a range of webinars on multiple topics. 


Regulatory Hour — January: Judgement

January 19, 4:00 p.m. ET

Speaker: Dale Atkinson

Join Dale Atkinson for a discussion on recent judicial judgments addressing professional regulation.


January CBA Shoptalk

January 19, 5:00 p.m. ET

Join CBA members and board members for thirty minutes of "Shoptalk," an optional, informal conversation on relevant issues to regulators. These include topics brought up during the preceding Regulatory Hour presentation as well as topics that you bring to the table! Brainstorm, problem-solve, and delve into important regulatory questions with your fellow FSBPT members.


March Regulatory Hour: March Madness Motions

March 9, 4:00 p.m. ET

Speaker: Dale Atkinson

In May 2021, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts heard the case Knight v. Board of Registration in Medicine. The case involved a complex set of facts involving allegations of fraud in the procurement of the Massachusetts license based upon non-disclosure of an action by the Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure, the voluntary surrender of a physician's DEA registration, a summary suspension of his Illinois license, and allegations of non-compliance with Massachusetts tax law. The case focused on the Oklahoma action and whether the proceedings in Oklahoma constituted disciplinary proceedings when the physician simply agreed to voluntarily submit to jurisdiction and that the Oklahoma Board could consider the charges pending if, and when, he reapplied for licensure in Oklahoma.

The physician argued that there was no discipline in Oklahoma and, thus, no basis for reciprocal discipline. The Board argued that the Oklahoma order was the functional equivalent of voluntary resignation of licensure. The Court found that the independent discovery of violations concealed by the physician in procuring his Massachusetts license justified the result, even without reference to reciprocal discipline. The court upheld the affirmation by a single justice, which resulted in the revocation of a physician's right to renew his medical license.

Join Dale Atkinson as he discusses the ruling, as well as numerous additional interesting arguments that were addressed by the Court.


Clearing the Path

March 30, 4:00 p.m. ET

Speakers: Jennifer Wissinger and Kristina Lounsberry

The speakers will discuss ways to identify and eliminate barriers to reporting, investigating, and defining sexual misconduct and boundary violation in physical therapy.


May Regulatory Hour: May Mandamus

May 11, 4:00 p.m. ET

Speaker: Dale Atkinson

Give me that license! Dale Atkinson will discuss mandamus, a judicial remedy requiring a government body to act (or not act).


The Role of the Regulatory Board in Diversifying the Physical Therapy Workforce

June 28, 4:00 p.m. ET

Diversifying the PT Workforce has been identified as a key outcome at the national and state level; but what role can a regulatory body play in achieving this objective when boards have limited direct control on the demographics of incoming applicants? What are the partnerships schools and boards can have to further this effort?


Speakers: Adrienne Price, Michelle Sigmund-Gaines, and Christina Howard

July Regulatory Hour

July 13, 4:00 p.m. ET

Dale Atkinson frequently speaks on legal issues that are important to regulatory boards. For this month's regulatory hour, he will focus on jurisdictions.

Speaker: Dale Atkinson