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According to APTA's web site, what is its mission?
The mission of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the principal membership organization representing and promoting the profession of physical therapy, is to further the profession's role in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of movement dysfunctions and the enhancement of the physical health and functional abilities of members of the public.
List at least 6 benefits of belonging to the APTA.
1. Legislative efforts-medicare reimbursement/Preservation of the ban on phyisican self referral
2. Information-Website/PT Magazine/Staff consultation
3. Continuing education-Home study courses/annual conference
4. Professional development-Networking and education through districts, cahpters, sections, and assemblies
5. Practic and research-Fostering clinical competency through policies, guidelines, and core documents
6. Reimbursement-workshop on reimbursement and managed care
Identify the highest policy making body of the APTA. What is its representation?
House of Delegates. Representation is proportionate; however, the comple formula for determining the size of the HOD ensures that the total number of delegates will always be slightly above 400. In addition, each chapter has at least 2 delegates, each section 1 delegate, and each assembly 2 delegates. Delegates from sections, assemblies, and members of BOD may speak, but cannot vote.
What is meant by district levels?
District is the most local organizational unit in the structure of the APTA. They are more common in locations with high population densities. Membership is automatic where they do exist and may be based on location of residence or employment as provided in the bylaws of APTA.
What is meant by chapter levels?
Chapter must coincide with or be confined within the legally constituted boundaries of a state, territory or commonwealth of the US or District of Columbia. Membership is automatic and based on location of residence, employment, education, or greatest active participation. Requires dues for active and affiliate memebers. Provide participation at a state level and a proportionate representation at the national level.
Give an example of an initiative that may be more appropriate for the chapter level?
Missouri having direct or referral access.
What are sections?
Is organized at the national level. Provide an opportunity for memebers with similar areas of interest to meet, confer, and promote the interests of the respective sections.
Name 5 sections
1. Geriatrics
2. Oncology
3. Pediatrics
4. Sports Physical Therapy
5. Women's Health
What is the name of assembly that represents physical therapist assistants more directly?
Representative Body of the National Assembly of Physical Therapist Assistants. (RBNA) is similar to HOD but for PTA. Only chapter representative vote.
What is the function of Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)?
Is responsible for evaluating and accrediting professional (entry-level) physical therapy and physical therapist assistant education programs.