Seven Hot Issues Getting Attention in State Legislatures

The fight to improve direct access continues, use of the licensure compact grows, and telehealth is being discussed just about everywhere.

When it comes to state legislation relevant to PTs, PTAs, and students, the current COVID-19 pandemic hasn't slowed things down. In fact, if anything, issues arising from the pandemic have kept state lawmakers busier than ever. Legislation being addressed this year ranges from core physical therapy concerns such as direct access and fair copays to telehealth policy, which the pandemic has pushed to the forefront of physical therapist practice. 

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