APTA is seeking task force members who will gather and synthesize evidence to develop a report regarding the feasibility of expanded prescriptive authority within physical therapist scope of practice. The task force will consider the current scope of practice, international physiotherapist scope of practice, and potential future pathways for scope expansion given the continued evolution of healthcare and possibility of significant disruptive events (like a pandemic or lack of providers).
Three sub-groups of subject matter experts will specifically address:
· Rationale for change to scope of practice
· Legislative and regulatory considerations
· Associated education and competency requirements
The task force will meet virtually twice per month.
Interested members must attach resume/CV to application.
Must be an APTA member in good standing.
All APTA appointed groups will conduct their work with the American Physical Therapy Association’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in mind and in the context of (1) APTA's Mission, Vision, Strategic Plan and House of Delegates and Board of Directors adopted positions and policies; and (2) the potential for their work to have implications related to physical therapist assistants, women, diversity, and risk management.