Legislative Breakfast

This event is free - just let us know you are coming

March 14, 2018
8:00 AM – 12noon


State Capitol - Legislative Office Building
300 Capitol Ave
2nd floor atrium
Hartford, CT06106 
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 Greetings fellow CTAPTA members,
2018 and 2019 are going to be very important legislative years for the association that will directly impact your profession and your jobs.  
Just a few highlights of what is on tap:  
Board of Examiners (currently 2 PTs, 2 public members, 1 physician).  This is a holdover from before direct access when we couldn't see patients without a referral.  Our goal is to have the physician removed in favor of another PT.
Title/Term Protection:  Listing DPT as a designation on our state licenses.  It is important for us to protect this term so it doesn't get used by any other professions.  APTA has a goal of having DPT be the primary designation in the future and this aligns with that vision.
If you'd like to read more about these or other issues please stay tuned for updates to the website and the APTA Action App (download it today!)
 
Our 2018 Lobby Day will be Wednesday March 14th from 8am-Noon on the 2nd Floor Atrium 
We'll be looking for persons to have fun interactive tables again, so please contact us if you're interested in hosting a table.  Please invite other PTs and PTAs so we can make this the most successful lobby day ever!

 

CTAPTA Advocacy Brief

What you can do to help our advocacy efforts

Register for Lobby Day 2018 by clicking HERE

Download the APTA Action App from the Apple Store or Google Play

Find your state legislators 

  • Go to APTA website by clicking here
  • Go to CT.gov website by clicking here
  • Use the APTA Action App

Email your legislators

  • Dear Representative/Senator ______, I am a constituent of yours who lives in ____.  I am a physical therapist/physical therapist assistant/student and we are having a Physical Therapy Day at the Capitol on Wednesday March 14th from 8-10am.  If you are available to meet during this time or anytime after this I would like to discuss some of the issues facing our profession with you.  If you have any questions please let me know.  Thank you and I look forward to seeing you on March 14th.

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  • Get to learn what issues are important to them

For lobby day

  • Read the talking points briefs from the APTA Action App
  • Practice your elevator speech
    • 30 seconds to tell your legislator why our issue matters to his constituents
  • Sign up to host a table
    • If you have a fun interactive way to highlight your area of PT practice have a table showing those in the Capitol all the amazing things we do. 
  • If you have a meeting with your legislator, let us know about it by clicking HERE
  • Bring your friends!
    • Lobby days are more fun when you do it with your friends and co-workers
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