In an unusual turn of events, California Assembly Bill 783 has been granted reconsideration and is scheduled to be heard by the Senate Standing Committee on Business, Professions, and Economic Development on June 20. AB 783 failed to obtain the 5 votes needed to pass out of the Senate committee on Monday. Three members voted in support of the bill, 2 against, and 4 abstained. The bill would amend the California Business and Professions Code and the California Corporations Code to specifically add licensed PTs to the list of "healing arts practitioners" who may be employees of medical, chiropractic, and podiatric corporations. For more information on the bill and the California Chapter's efforts to defeat such physician-owned physical therapy services (POPTS) arrangements, click here.
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