May 16, 2013
Advocacy & Current Legislation Relative to PT
Approved for one (1) OPTA CEU | Free for all OPTA members!
Registration Open! | http://ce.ohiopt.org
Are you a politically-savvy PT professional? Navigating today’s legislative environment can be overwhelming and confusing, and many physical therapy professionals are unaware of current or pending legislation that may impact the physical therapy profession. Understanding the legislative process, current/pending legislation affecting PT practice, and the specifics of drafted term and title protection legislation will allow for greater knowledge of legal issues relating to physical therapy.
Learn the importance of participating in advocacy and increasing your awareness of these critical legislative issues that may impact your industry!
This webinar will be divided into four components:
- Overview of the legislative process (15 minutes)
- Current/pending legislation affecting the practice of physical therapy (15 minutes)
- OPTA’s legislative initiatives: term and title protection (15 minutes)
- Q & A (15 minutes)
In order to ensure that participants fully comprehend the topics discussed in the course, there will be a live, interactive 15 minute question and answer session at the end of the course during which participants are encouraged to call with any questions or needed clarifications they have.
- Participants will learn and be able to describe the fundamentals of Ohio’s legislative process in order to understand how bills related to physical therapy practice become laws.
- Participants will become familiar with current and pending legislation that has the potential to affect physical therapy practice in order to increase their ability to adjust to future policy changes.
- Participants will learn the details regarding OPTA’s term and title protection legislative initiative regarding physical therapy practice in order to create awareness of and explain the importance of this initiative throughout the physical therapy profession.
Carolyn Towner is President of Towner Policy Group and has been a lobbyist for more than 29 years. Carolyn has her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Political Science from the University of Akron. Prior to lobbying, Carolyn was the first Executive Director of the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review, a joint house-senate committee that reviews regulations of state agencies.
Amanda Sines is the Director of Government Relations at Towner Policy Group and has been there for more than nine years. While attending The Ohio State University, Amanda worked as a page and an office assistant in the Ohio House of Representatives and then in the Ohio Senate. Following graduation, Amanda worked as an Administrative Assistant in the Ohio Senate. Amanda has her Bachelor’s Degree from The Ohio State University.
Join the live program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer for the web portion and telephone or headset for the audio portion. You may ask questions, participate in surveys, and post comments from your computer during the program. You may also invite colleagues to watch the program from a shared computer or projection screen and speakerphone. Certificates are provided to registered attendees participating at their own computer and phone. Simple instructions with a link to the program will be sent when you register.
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