The ongoing legislative battle in California over physician owned physical therapy services (POPTS) will face a critical juncture on June 27. California Assembly Bill 783 has been posted for reconsideration in the Senate Standing Committee on Business, Professions, and Economic Development. If the legislation does not pass out of committee on Monday, it will not be able to be considered again until 2012.
AB 783 would specifically add licensed PTs to the list of "healing arts practitioners" who may be employees of medical, chiropractic, and podiatric corporations.
Meanwhile, the NBC affiliate in Los Angeles continues to cover this fierce legislative battle.