Snapshot of current PPTA structure

January 6, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Science, Health Science, Physical Therapy
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President , President Elect, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Chief Delegate, Member-at-Large

Directors Northcentral District, Northeast District, Northwest District, Southcentral District , Southeast District, Southwest District, Westcentral District

House of Delegates (H0D) Chapter office staff

Committees and Special Interest Groups (SIG) Ethics, Insurance Relations, Legislative, Membership, Nominating, Practice, Public Relations, Referral for Profit, Research, Acute care, Geriatric, Neurologic, Pediatric, PTA, Private Practice

Positive Action Committee (PAC) Reimbursement specialist

How Your Chapter Works  Each chapter is governed by an elected board of

directors, all of whom are available to discuss issues affecting the Association and the physical therapy profession. The chapter president is responsible for governing and directing all chapter activities. The chief delegate participates in the House of Delegates, which is the highest decision-making body of the Association, and makes decisions on issues that frequently have far-reaching implications for the Association and the profession.

Executive Committee  Consists of officers elected by general membership

including:  President  President Elect  Vice President  Treasurer  Secretary  Chief Delegate  District Director Member-at-Large (elected from district directors annually)

Directors  Consists of elected chair of each district:  Northcentral

District  Northeast District  Northwest District  Southcentral District  Southeast District  Southwest District  Westcentral District

Required Committees  Ethics Committee is responsible for fostering ethical practice

in physical therapy as defined in APTA’s Code of Ethics and deals with issues that arise at the Chapter level

 Finance Committee advises the Board of Directors on matters

pertaining to the Chapter’s financial needs, growth, and stability based on periodic review of income, expenditures, and investments and presents an annual budget to the BoD

 Nominating Committee Chairperson is elected by the general

membership to facilitate chapter elections and to assist the District Nominating Committee chairs (elected by district members) with district elections; also assist with PTA Caucus and SIG elections

Other Chapter Committees – with a member appointed in each district

 Insurance Relations  Legislative  Membership  Practice  Public Relations  Referral for Profit  Research

House of Delegates  The House of Delegates, held annually each spring, is

the highest policy-making body of the association. It is comprised of chapter voting delegates and section, assembly, and PTA Caucus non-voting delegates, and consultants.  In PA, each district elects representative delegates

for a 2 year term to the APTA House of Delegates.

Special Interest Group (SIG)  The purpose of the Physical Therapy Special Interest Group (SIG) is

to provide a means by which physical therapists and physical therapist assistants may meet, exchange information/ideas, identify issues, provide a means by which members having a common interest in a special area of physical therapy my confer, and serve as a clinical resource for all PPTA members and the SIG itself.

 In addition, they respond to areas of concern related to PT SIG

members, advocate and advance the needs of SIG members, consumers, and members of the Chapter relative to the SIG’s area of interest.

 Membership in the PPTA SIG is FREE and open to all active and

affiliate members in good standing within the PPTA. Meetings of the SIG are held in conjunction with the PPTA Fall Meetings. Dates and times are published in the PPTA Newsletters.

PA SIGs  Acute Care  Geriatric  Neurologic

 Pediatric  Physical Therapist Assistant  Private Practice

Political Action Committee  Political Action Committees (PAC's) allow individuals

with shared legislative interests to pool their resources for a strong, unified voice in the legislature.  Contributions to the PA PT PAC are used to support state candidates in Harrisburg who advocate for physical therapists and our patients. PACs are only able to accept donations from individuals; businesses and organizations, including the PPTA, are not allowed to donate to PACs. This means that our ability to support legislators is entirely dependent on the donations we receive from you and other physical therapists in Pennsylvania. PAC donations are not tax deductible.

Legislative Issues Fund  Fund created to support ongoing legislative issues in

the Chapter separate and distinct from the PAC  Monies raised will support issues and not candidates and is not federally regulated 

-recent examples include support for legislative training day and visits in Harrisburg, financial assistance for Highmark issues related to payment limitations, funding to support fairness in copayment

 Coordinated by BoD of PPTA and work very closely

with lobbying and legal efforts and legislative committee

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