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DPT as the Arizona regulatory designation for Physical Therapists

Sep 28, 2017, 08:14 AM by Arizona Admin
The AzPTA Executive Board and the State Government Affairs Committee support moving forward with legislation in 2018 to change the regulatory designation of physical therapists in Arizona from "PT" to "DPT." This topic has generated open discussion forums at 3 AzPTA meetings. Additional background materials are presented here to provide greater understanding of the issue for all members and the greater PT community.

The AzPTA Executive Board and the State Government Affairs Committee support moving forward with legislation in  2018 to change the regulatory designation of physical therapists in Arizona from "PT" to "DPT."  This topic has generated open discussion forums at 3 AzPTA meetings. Additional background materials are presented here to provide greater understanding of the issue for all members and the greater PT community.  

Support Statement for consideration of DPT as the regulatory designation for physical therapists, as presented to the 2014 APTA House of Delegates (HOD) by the Arizona Delegation.  The HOD adopted RC 9-14 as amended:
http://aptaaz.org/docs/default-source/practice/support-statement-dpt.pdf?sfvrsn=aec26a69_2

AzPTA State Government Affairs Committee – Position statement from Kadeen Mansor, PT http://aptaaz.org/docs/default-source/practice/dpt-position-statement.pdf?sfvrsn=aec26a6d_2

Presentation at Fall 2015 meeting by Blair Packard:
http://aptaaz.org/docs/default-source/practice/dpt_todor_not_-to_d.pdf?sfvrsn=aec26a7d_2

Questions and comments on the topic of DPT as the regulatory designation for physical therapists in Arizona may be directed to President John Heick (john.heick@nau.edu) or SGA Committee chair Cynthia Driskell (cdpt@aol.com).

 

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