Jan 1, 2015: Direct Access has finally been implemented in all 50 states & the District of Columbia. Patients can now seek treatment from a licensed #Physical Therapist without a prescription or referral from a #Physician. Scope of Practice is defined at the state level.
2016 Legislative Priorities in Washington State:
- Insurance copay reform
- Dry needling scope of practice
- To learn more, click here: Washington State Advocacy
Rehabilitation Therapy is a highest demand #Healthcare profession. There are 12 national professional associations for physical therapy, sports medicine, hand therapy, #Occupational Therapy, and orthotists & prosthetists. Washington has 5 state chapters.
- For links to learn more, click here: PT, Sports, Hand & OT Professional Associations