The APTA Michigan Legislative Committee works with the APTA Michigan Lobbyist Firm, Muchmore, Harrington, and Smalley (login required) and the APTA Michigan Board of Directors. This committee is a resource for APTA Michigan members to get answers to specific questions regarding legislation in Michigan. Advocacy and Legislation at a National level is handled by APTA. Contact the APTA Michigan office with your question at email@example.com
If you have questions about any of the legislative issues please contact the APTA Michigan office with your question at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to become more involved in legislative issues please see Action Steps for PT.
The support and participation of all APTA Michigan members is much appreciated as we continue this investment in our future. If you have any suggestions, questions, answers or want to get more involved in any other way, please contact the APTA Michigan office.
The election results are final - Julie Rogers, PT, MPT, was elected to represent the 60th District in the Michigan House of Representatives. Congratulations Julie!!!!
This will be the first time EVER that a physical therapy professional has held an elected office at the state level. We look forward to working with Julie on issues important to the profession.
On Wednesday, October 7, APTA Legislative Director, Jena Colon, provided testimony in support of SB 22 - Legislation to enact the PT Compact.
To view the written statement CLICK HERE.
APTA Michigan will continue to advocate for participation in the PT Compact.
Senate Bill (SB) 612, which seeks to reform prior authorization practices in Michigan, has passed the Senate Health Policy Committee! This bill is the result of our collaboration with a large provider and consumer advocacy group coalition called Health Can’t Wait. The legislation is but one component of this campaign that also includes consumer education and collection of patient stories.
The bill is sponsored by Senator Curt Vanderwall (Benzie, Crawford, Kalkaska, Lake, Leelanau, Manistee, Mason, Missaukee, Ogemaw, Osceola, Roscommon and Wexford). The most important parts of the bill that impact physical therapy include:
Please be ready to contact your State Senator when APTA Michigan calls upon you to do so!