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AAPM&R Collaborates with the Medical Association of the State of Alabama to Oppose Direct Access to Physical Therapy (PT) in Alabama

Mar 14, 2019

On March 8, 2019, the State Advocacy Subcommittee (SAS) committee sent letters to the Alabama (AL) Senate Health Committee and House Insurance Committee in opposition to Senate Bill 25 and House Bill 50. AAPM&R opposes the bills, as they would remove the need for a medical diagnosis before PT is administered, which could be dangerous and costly to patients. On March 6, AAPM&R sent an advocacy alert to members in AL asking that they also send a grassroots message voicing concern for the bill. AAPM&R collaborated with the Medical Association of the State of Alabama to execute these advocacy efforts. We will provide additional updates as actions on this bill progress.

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