There are two bills, AB 783 which would legalize physician-owned physical therapy services, and AB 374, which would license ATCs and allow consumers to “directly access” care provided by them. Both bills are coming from the CMA’s favorite legislator – Mary Hayashi.
We Need One Minute of Your Time to Sign the Petition:
“Recognizing the incongruity of POPTS and APTA’s/CPTA’s Vision 2020 that embraces the autonomous practice of doctorally prepared professionals, the inherent conflicts of interest existing within POPTS, the loss of patient’s right to choice of provider, and the increased cost to society identified resulting from POPTS, the APTA and CPTA have reaffirmed their decades-long opposition to physician-owned physical therapy services. APTA and CPTA support legislative and regulatory measures at the state and federal levels to ban physician ownership of physical therapy services.”
– Position on Physician-Owned Physical Therapy Services (POPTS) January 2005, APTA.
We ask that you consider signing this petition to demonstrate your support for Vision 2020 as well as your opposition to physician owned physical therapy practices.
Created by the California Private Practice Group
If you are opposed to this all out attack on our profession by Mary Hayashi and the CMA, you must sign the petition. Lack of action will result in the demise of our profession here in California. As our CPTA president said last week: “We are under attack”.
For your future, we ask you participate and get PT students to do so too.
Dave Powers, PT, DPT, MA, MBA,
California Private Practice Group
PS: If you think this is just hyperbole, think again.
- Click here to listen to one of many examples of patient abuse.
- Click here to read the deception that Hayashi and the CMA are putting out to convince legislators this is a “jobs” issue. You will find her press release on this blog and much more.
- Click here then scroll to 8 minutes 17 seconds to listen about how doctors want to put practices out of business.
**Call in and voice your opinion – 877-772-9652**
POPTS COST CALIFORNIA $233,000,000 PER YEAR IN WASTED FEES FOR SUBSTANDARD CARE.
WHAT COULD CALIFORNIA DO WITH THIS MONEY?
HOW ABOUT KEEP THE STATE PARKS OPEN AND STOP THE EROSION OF OUR EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM, AND LOWER OUR TAXES TOO! POPTS ARE A BAD BUSINESS ARRANGEMENT RESULTING IN EXCESSIVE REFERRALS, SUBSTANDARD CARE COSTING CALIFORNIA BILLIONS OF DOLLARS.