California Physical Therapy Association Speaks Out Against AB 783

February 25, 2011

In a strong demonstration of support, the California Physical Therapy Association announces today their opposition of AB 783!

California PT Notes
An electronic memo produced by the California Physical Therapy Association
AB 783 (Hayashi) Professional Corporations: Licensed Physical Therapists

AB 783 would legalize the employment of physical therapists by physicians and podiatrists in their professional corporations by adding physical therapists to the list of healing arts practitioners who may be “shareholders, officers, directors, or professional employees of a medical corporation or a podiatric medical corporation.”

The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) has opposed referral for profit and physician ownership of physical therapy services for many years, taking the position that such arrangements pose an inherent conflict of interest impeding both the autonomous practice of the physical therapist and the fiduciary relationship between the therapist and patient. The ethical, business and legal aspects of these types of relationships are being closely scrutinized in terms of restraint of trade and competition, and interference with consumer choice.

Here is a link to more information regarding APTA’s position on Physician Owned Physical Therapy Services:

We need your help! Here is what you can do:

Email the AB 783 (Hayashi) Professional Corporations OPPOSE letter through the CPTA Legislative Action Center.

Your letters will protect California consumers and the future of the physical therapy profession. Thank you for participating in our efforts!
For more information on AB 783 and how you can get involved in our efforts contact Alyse Migliaro at or 916-929-2782.

California Physical Therapy Association
A Component of the American Physical Therapy Association
2880 Gateway Oaks Drive, Suite 140
Sacramento CA 95833
(916) 929-2782

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