We Need Your Support
May 22nd, 2014
Do YOU Want to Defend the PT Profession in South Carolina?
As you may know SCAPTA has been quite active legislatively and legally for the last few years. We have been and continue to be successful in defending our practice act from legislative attacks from physician groups. Recently we have had another victory in the courts on a case that would prohibited the ability of physical therapists to operate group practices, as well as to employ PTAs. However the court found in our favor while maintaining the state's ban on PTs working for physician owned groups. You can read more about it at: http://www.multibriefs.com/briefs/scapta/SCBPTE.pdf.
While we have been successful so far, we anticipate that this lawsuit will be appealed by the plaintiff resulting in further court and attorney fees. In addition, the case will likely wind its way up to the state supreme court – which means this costly battle is far from over!
URGENT ACTION NEEDED TODAY
We have been fortunate to have had great support from the APTA with a grant of over $80,000 for this last lawsuit, as well as staff support. However those fund are now exhausted. We need to seriously begin generating more donations to both our general legislative fund and to our PAC if we are going to protect our profession in South Carolina.
While we have been busy defending the PT practice, SCAPTA has also been actively working on co-pay legislation to begin to limit the amount of co-pays some of our patients have to pay each and every time they come they see a PT. This legislation can have a direct effect on not only the patients we serve, but all practice areas.
So, as you can see, we have a lot going on legislatively and we are in need of your help! Please consider assisting SCAPTA financially with a monthly donation to the legislative defense fund or to the SCAPTA PAC.
Thanks for all you do for the patients of SC!
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