State Advocacy

Advocacy Day

Advocacy Day 2023 will be in-person, February 8th, 8 am, at Russell House Theater at the University of South Carolina.  0.15 CEUs will be available.

Register here.

 

Legislative Agenda

The APTA-SC Legislative Committee was able to see its’ hard work pay off in 2021 as S.287 was passed by the SC Legislature. S.287 – regarding clarification of language for the FBI for background checks so that SC can fully participate in the PT Licensure Compact was passed by the SC Senate with a vote of 39-0 on 2/4/21 and passed by the SC House with a vote of 118-1 on 3/9/21 and was ratified and signed by the Governor on 3/15/21.

Additionally, Bill 4076: American Physical Therapy Association 100th Anniversary was passed as a concurrent resolution through both chambers of the SC State House on 3/16/21. This resolution was enacted to recognize the 100th anniversary of the APTA and its mission of building a community that advances the profession of physical therapy to improve the health of society.

 

Telehealth Updates

The Legislative Committee is staying apprised of the current Telehealth updates throughout the state. APTA SC has signed on in support of efforts by the South Carolina Telehealth Legislation Alliance and Palmetto Care Connections in their work to call for legislation that would require health insurance payers to continue covering health care delivered virtually in South Carolina. These efforts are ongoing.