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Bills to Update our Physical Therapy Practice Act on Hold

Posted on March 4, 2019 by Chapter Staff Originally Published in HAPTA’s e-Newsletter, What’s HAPTAnin’ – March 2019 HB701 and SB547, our two companion bills to update the Hawaii physical therapy practice act to include dry needling, are on hold until the 2020 legislative session. The House version is currently waiting to be heard in…

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Celebrating KCC’s Pro Bono PT Clinic Opening and getting SPTAs involved in 2019!

Posted on February 6, 2019 by Chapter Staff Originally Published in HAPTA’s e-Newsletter, What’s HAPTAnin’ – February 2019 I visited Kapiolani Community College (KCC) on 01-30-19 to engage our future PTAs but arrived to find the PTA program celebrating day one of their new pro bono PT clinic. Uninsured patients are seen at no charge…

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CSM 2019 in Washington DC Was a Chance To Redefine Who We Are

Posted on February 6, 2019 by Chapter Staff Originally Published in HAPTA’s e-Newsletter, What’s HAPTAnin’ – February 2019 Attending CSM in Washington, DC from January 23-26 and representing HAPTA was inspiring. We opened with Dr. Jerome Adams, US Surgeon General, who called for us to engage in collective futures together with new partnerships. His public…

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Get Ready to Submit Testimony for HAPTA Dry Needling and Health and Wellness Bill

Posted on February 6, 2019 by Chapter Staff Originally Published in HAPTA’s e-Newsletter, What’s HAPTAnin’ – February 2019 Legislation has been introduced on behalf of HAPTA that would allow PTs in Hawaii to use dry needling and would also specify that “promotion and maintenance of fitness, health, and quality of life in all age populations”…

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Sample Testimony Letter HB701/SB547

Posted on February 6, 2019 by Chapter Staff Originally Published in HAPTA’s e-Newsletter, What’s HAPTAnin’ – February 2019 Dear Chair and Committee Members: I am a physical therapist in Hawaii. I strongly support HB701/SB547 and the proposed changes to the Physical Therapy Practice Act. These changes will modernize physical therapy practice in Hawaii and will…

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HAPTA Proposing to Include Dry Needling within PT Scope of Practice

Posted on December 4, 2018 by Chapter Staff Originally Published in HAPTA’s e-Newsletter, What’s HAPTAnin’ – December 2018 After years of preparation, the HAPTA Legislative Committee is moving forward with a bill to add dry needling to the Hawaii PT Practice Act. This bill will focus on three changes: removing a prohibitive practice clause that…

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National Physical Therapy Month 2018 Slipper Drive Collection Sites

Posted on October 9, 2018 by Chapter Staff Originally Published in HAPTA’s e-Newsletter, What’s HAPTAnin’ – October 2018 Download a flyer to print and display on your collection box. HAWAII (BIG ISLAND) North Hawaii Community Hospital 67-1125 Mamalahoa Highway Kamuela, HI 96743 Queens Medical Center- North Hawaii 67-1125 Mamalahoa Hwy Waimea, HI 96743 KAUAI Aloha…

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Justin Ledbetter Receives 2018 APTA Emerging Leader Award

Posted on September 1, 2018 by Chapter Staff Originally Published in HAPTA’s e-Newsletter, What’s HAPTAnin’ – September 2018 HAPTA member and volunteer leader Justin Ledbetter, PT, DPT, received an APTA Emerging Leader Award for 2017. Justin serves as the secretary on the HAPTA Board of Directors and is an active member of the Legislative Committee.…

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2018 Legislative Session Priority Bill Recap

Posted on June 5, 2018 by Chapter Staff Originally Published in HAPTA’s e-Newsletter, What’s HAPTAnin’ – June 2018 The 2018 Hawaii legislative session ended earlier in May. Here’s an update about some of the priority legislation that HAPTA followed and wants to let you know about. Bills That Passed It’s now a felony to injure…

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Humana Still Requires Prior Authorization for Most PT in Hawaii

Posted on March 4, 2018 by Chapter Staff Originally Published in HAPTA’s e-Newsletter, What’s HAPTAnin’ – March 2018 At the end of 2017, when we learned that Humana would no longer require prior authorization for physical therapy, we rejoiced! But we heard – and have now confirmed – that Hawaii’s Humana administrator, MDX, can and…

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