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CA Chapter - Committees: Reappointment

Starts: 01-01-2021


Members are appointed to Committees by the CPTA Board for terms of three years, certain exceptions apply. Committee appointments are made by the CPTA Board at its December meeting each year. Committee rosters and meeting minutes are available, by request. Contact Lisa Ruport ( with any questions. For more information, visit the Committees page on the CPTA website

Please respond by November 1.

Awards Committee

  • Solicit recommendations for CPTA and APTA awards
  • Review recommendations and sends qualifying recommendations to Chapter Board
  • Two conference calls each year (June 19, 2019)
    Note: Past recipients of Chapter Awards given priority consideration to this Committee


  • Raise funds for the California Physical Therapy Political Action Committee (CAL-PT-PAC)
  • Monitor contributions to key legislators
  • Two face-to-face meetings and two conference calls each year

Diversity Affairs

  • Build and sustain a community that embraces diversity, is inclusive and pursues equitable processes for CPTA members and the public.
  • Ensure that CPTA leaders and membership are aware of CPTAs efforts towards increasing and embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the CPTA.
  • Identify areas of specific need in relation to diversity, equity, and inclusion within the CPTA and act within the responsibilities of this committee and/or provide recommendations to the CPTA Board to meet those needs.
  • Develop and support opportunities within the CPTA that increases diversity of the CPTA Board and leadership.
  • Act as a liaison to the profession, public and members for resources and educational opportunities in diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Collaborate with CPTA to increase diversity of membership, including underrepresented physical therapists and physical therapist assistants as well as student physical therapists and student physical therapist assistants.
  • Review CPTA policy statements and when necessary provide recommendations to the CPTA Board for revision and/or amendment to reflect diverse, equitable, and inclusive processes in the CPTA.
  • Collaborate with APTA to assist CPTA efforts in creating diverse, equitable and inclusive experiences and opportunities for members.

Education Committee 

  • Annually review and update educational plan for CPTA Annual Conference
  • Plan program and instructional courses for CPTA Annual Conference
  • Review and select podium and poster presentations for Chapter Annual Conference
  • Plan continuing education courses/workshops/seminars
  • Plan educational content for California Student Conclave
  • Assist in planning of the annual CAL-PT-FUND Research Symposium
  • Monitor all levels of education
  • Three (3) face to face meetings (February 25, 2019, July 15, 2019, and November 4, 2019)
  • Quarterly conference calls

Ethics and Professionalism Council

  • Respond to inquiries by members or their recognized affiliates regarding ethical and legal concerns of licensed physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.
  • Submit periodic material for inclusion in CPTA publications (newsletter, CPTA website, PT Notes)
  • Educate physical therapists and physical therapist assistants, student physical therapists, and student physical therapist assistants on the importance of ethical responsibility and professionalism in the physical therapy profession.
  • Investigate complaints of violation of ethical standards made against any member in the CPTA in accordance with the procedures prescribed by the APTA Board of Directors.
  • One face-to-face meeting and two conference calls a year.

Finance Committee

  • Recommend budget to the CPTA Board
  • Monitor Chapter, District & SIG financial affairs
  • Review annual audit
  • One face-to-face meeting and one conference call each year

Government Affairs Committee

  • Adopt CPTA positions on legislation and regulation affecting physical therapy
  • Respond to legislative/regulatory issues
  • Monitor State and Federal government affairs activities and provide comment
  • Two face-to-face meetings and four conference calls each year

Membership and Communications Committee

  • Plan annual membership campaign and activities
  • Establish membership recruitment goals
  • Create criteria for school presentations
  • Improve communications between all levels of the CPTA organizational structure
  • Ensure that members are fully aware of the efforts of the CPTA on their behalf
  • Serve as liaisons to Districts, Special Interest Groups and PT/PTA schools
  • Promote the practice of physical therapy to the public
  • Solicit authors for MoveCalifornia presentations
  • Write articles for PT Interventions
  • Two face-to-face meetings and three conference calls each year

Payment Policy Committee 

  • Seek appropriate reimbursement policies for physical therapists
  • Seek inclusion of services of physical therapists in all health insurance plans
  • Make available information concerning various reimbursement issues
  • Monitor APTA reimbursement and insurance activities
  • Two face-to-face meetings and three conference calls each year

Quality Practice Committee

  • Provide information and consultation on quality service activities to members
  • Represent CPTA to agencies interested in quality service activities
  • Present information to membership on practice compliance issues
  • Take CPTA positions on practice issues
  • Two face to face meetings and one conference call each year

Continuing Education Review Committee
Vacancies: Multiple

  • Review Continuing Education Approval applications for providers, individuals, and programs – all reviews are done electronically
  • Up to one webinar per year for training purposes
  • Review anywhere between four and eight applications per month, depending on volume

Research Council
Vacancies: Multiple

Serve as a resource for educational course content development (e.g. reviewing abstract submissions for CPTA annual conference), media inquiries or legislative advisors; advising the Education Committee on means to promote research related to physical therapy, the integration of clinical practice into research projects, and the integration of research findings into clinical practice.


Volunteers Needed:

15 (15 open slots)

Experience Required:

2 to 3 years volunteer experience


Stacy DeFoe
California Chapter