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State Legislative Updates

March 22, 2024

The APTA CT Public Policy committee has been busy testifying at the state Capitol.  One of the most significant proposals, H.B. No. 5245 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING COPAYMENT-ONLY HEALTH PLANS, would have lifted our statutory $30 co-pay limit for co-pay only plans.  Public Policy chair Maryclaire Capetta testified in opposition to the proposal.  The bill was put forward by Surest, a United Healthcare affiliated plan.  Despite support from the Committee chair and the Governor, the bill failed in Committee, as the Insurance and Real Estate Committee failed to pass any bills before its reporting deadling.  We will remain diligent in monitoring amendments until the session adjourns on May 8th as it is clear that advocates will attempt to resurrect some of the bills that failed.









August 17, 2023

PT Compact Bill passes in CT in 2023.

It will take several months to implement this however if you would like more information on how the PT Compact works, visit


Senate Bill 9 (SB-9) pass and was signed into law in late June 


To equalize access to physical, mental and behavioral health care in the state and to strengthen the state's response to the fentanyl and opioid epidemic.

This bill was brought forward by the public health committee after our internal and external stakeholders expressed the opportunity to improve the staffing capacity and access to PT services. In short, a PT who is licensed in another state will no longer have to go through the lengthy process of obtaining a CT license. Although this bill has been signed into law, it will take several months for the state to be accepting digital applications though this new mechanism. 

This was the joint effort of our members who were reached out to their representatives, our lobbying firm Capital Consulting and in particular our lobbyist Mike Dugan. Mike was able to get the APTACT audience with the public health committee for your BOD representatives to make the case for this updated process to ease staffing delays given the current process. 



May 5, 2022
Provided by Joe Grabicki

  • Public Policy Committee continues to socialize its plans to add imaging to our practice act. We are awaiting to connect with the public policy chair of the Radiological Society of CT. We decided to consider adding plain film privileges at this point and not pursue MRI/CT scanning. This strategy allows us an iron clad defense for the need of imaging with direct access in order to assess if someone is appropriate for PT post an injury that poses a heightened suspicion of fracture.  
  • We have also been working with CONNOTA as they are in the mist of updating their practice act.  Our stance has been duel focused on assisting our OT colleagues in their language to reflect the skillful work they do daily and protecting our PT members as the gold standard for treating neuromuscular conditions in the eyes of the public, referring partners, and payors. 
  • We continue to plan on working on adding PT to an interstate compact in the off season and next legislative session.  



Provided by Tom Kassan

Telehealth- We testified in support of Telehealth and got it extended by 2 additional years to allow PTs to continue to provide care due to barriers that prevent them from attending in person.

State Compact- We testified in support and have cleared the 1st stage of PTs being added to the list of professions being considered to join the State Compact. We are hopeful next year the DPH will finalize this. This would allow PTs to practice in ANY state that is also part of the State Compact and reduce barriers to practice. 

Dry Needling- We have passed the initial review and are pending an appeal that is still being decided. But we are hopeful that the DPH will rule that Dry Needling is within the Scope of Practice of PTs.

We are also working on other updates to our Scope of Practice to further improve the practice of Physical Therapy in Connecticut!



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