APTA's Government Affairs team serves as the voice for APTA members in Washington, DC. Through lobbying, grassroots, and regulatory advocacy, APTA aims to drive federal policy on the issues that impact physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, physical therapy students, and the patients and clients they serve. Keep reading to learn about the issues in which APTA is taking action and what you can do to help.
APTA establishes its public policy priorities every 2 years in conjunction with each new session of Congress. View the Public Policy Priorities of the American Physical Therapy Association, 2019-2020.
APTA works closely with federal law makers to ensure access to and adequate coverage of physical therapist services. Learn more about APTA's efforts on the Hill.
APTA engages with federal agencies to improve the regulatory landscape for its members and ensure that regulatory policy reflects the importance of the adequate and early access to physical therapist services. Learn more about APTA's regulatory advocacy.
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View Federal Rulemaking Timeline
APTA provides this rulemaking timeline on issues impacting the profession, including when to take action.