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The California Physical Therapy Association is a Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. As the third largest Physical Therapy association in the world, the California Physical Therapy Association has over 9,000 members and is the largest voice for the physical therapy profession in the state of California.


Vision
Transforming society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience.


Mission
The Mission of the California Physical Therapy Association is to build a community that advances the profession of physical therapy to improve the health of society through:
Educating the people in California about the unique attributes, benefits, and value of physical therapy;
Meeting the physical therapy needs of the people of California through continuous development and improvement of physical therapist education, practice and research;
Supporting CPTA membership to strengthen professional identity, communication, leadership, networking, business development, and political outreach


Strategic Goal
Physical therapists will be universally recognized and promoted as experts in human movement and function to whom consumers have unrestricted direct access.
To achieve this goal, CPTA will accomplish specific objectives in the following areas of focus:
Public Identity
Payment
Access
Quality Practice (Education and Research)

Education
The Physical Therapy Board of California's (PTBC) regulates continuing competency standards for the physical therapy profession in California. Every California licensed PT and PTA must earn 30 contact hours or 3.0 CEUs during their license renewal period. Your renewal period begins the day after your license expires or issue date and ends on your expiration date. Continuing competency hours must be obtained in subjects related to either the professional practice of physical therapy or patient/client management (CCR Section 1399.92).


Membership
CPTA membership is only $1.47 per day for a PT and $0.94 per day for a PTA (based on $540 for PT and $346 for PTA). This is a small price to pay to ensure you can continue to practice physical therapy on a daily basis. When you join you’ll support critical efforts to protect the interests of our entire profession.


Leadership
Chapter Board
The CPTA Board consists of five officers and four directors that make and carry out the mandates and policies of CPTA as approved by the Assembly of Representatives. The CPTA Board directs all business and financial affairs of CPTA (including a yearly budget), directs all CPTA committees except for Nominating and Reference Committees, is responsible for CPTA publications, for Annual Conference, and maintains the CPTA Executive Office.
Committees
All committees, except the Nominating and Reference Committees, are responsible to and report to the CPTA Board. The Finance and Ethics Committees are specifically authorized by CPTA Bylaws, which list specific duties of these committees. All other committees are established by the CPTA Board, which determines their functions and receives their reports. Committees are advisory to the CPTA Board and carry out only those activities authorized by Bylaws, Board Policy, or CPTA charges.
Districts & SIGs
The main functions of the Districts are to partner with CPTA in the accomplishment of our Vision and goals, to provide an opportunity for members to participate in CPTA and APTA activities at a local level, and to represent the District membership to the Chapter.
Elections
Each year, Chapter members are encouraged to submit nominations for qualified candidates to represent CPTA through a variety of leadership positions. Recommendations are presented to the Nominating Committee in the Spring, the slate of candidates is announced in the Summer, and members vote for their candidates in the Fall.


Professional Affairs
Payment
With increased scrutiny by insurance carriers of physical therapist services, it is important for providers to ensure they comply with current laws, regulations and payment policies. CPTA can provide information about payment and coverage rules that apply to physical therapy services.
Practice
Knowledge and skills in practice administration are important for members whether they own a practice, direct a department, manage a facility, or practice as an employee.
Advocacy
CPTA State Government Affairs is here to advocate for the achievement of our state legislative goals while defending the physical therapy scope of practice from infringement.

Website:California Physical Therapy Association

The California Physical Therapy Association is a Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. As the third largest Physical Therapy association in the world, the California Physical Therapy Association has over 9,000 members and is the largest voice for the physical therapy profession in the state of California.


Vision
Transforming society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience.


Mission
The Mission of the California Physical Therapy Association is to build a community that advances the profession of physical therapy to improve the health of society through:
Educating the people in California about the unique attributes, benefits, and value of physical therapy;
Meeting the physical therapy needs of the people of California through continuous development and improvement of physical therapist education, practice and research;
Supporting CPTA membership to strengthen professional identity, communication, leadership, networking, business development, and political outreach


Strategic Goal
Physical therapists will be universally recognized and promoted as experts in human movement and function to whom consumers have unrestricted direct access.
To achieve this goal, CPTA will accomplish specific objectives in the following areas of focus:
Public Identity
Payment
Access
Quality Practice (Education and Research)

Education
The Physical Therapy Board of California's (PTBC) regulates continuing competency standards for the physical therapy profession in California. Every California licensed PT and PTA must earn 30 contact hours or 3.0 CEUs during their license renewal period. Your renewal period begins the day after your license expires or issue date and ends on your expiration date. Continuing competency hours must be obtained in subjects related to either the professional practice of physical therapy or patient/client management (CCR Section 1399.92).


Membership
CPTA membership is only $1.47 per day for a PT and $0.94 per day for a PTA (based on $540 for PT and $346 for PTA). This is a small price to pay to ensure you can continue to practice physical therapy on a daily basis. When you join you’ll support critical efforts to protect the interests of our entire profession.


Leadership
Chapter Board
The CPTA Board consists of five officers and four directors that make and carry out the mandates and policies of CPTA as approved by the Assembly of Representatives. The CPTA Board directs all business and financial affairs of CPTA (including a yearly budget), directs all CPTA committees except for Nominating and Reference Committees, is responsible for CPTA publications, for Annual Conference, and maintains the CPTA Executive Office.
Committees
All committees, except the Nominating and Reference Committees, are responsible to and report to the CPTA Board. The Finance and Ethics Committees are specifically authorized by CPTA Bylaws, which list specific duties of these committees. All other committees are established by the CPTA Board, which determines their functions and receives their reports. Committees are advisory to the CPTA Board and carry out only those activities authorized by Bylaws, Board Policy, or CPTA charges.
Districts & SIGs
The main functions of the Districts are to partner with CPTA in the accomplishment of our Vision and goals, to provide an opportunity for members to participate in CPTA and APTA activities at a local level, and to represent the District membership to the Chapter.
Elections
Each year, Chapter members are encouraged to submit nominations for qualified candidates to represent CPTA through a variety of leadership positions. Recommendations are presented to the Nominating Committee in the Spring, the slate of candidates is announced in the Summer, and members vote for their candidates in the Fall.


Professional Affairs
Payment
With increased scrutiny by insurance carriers of physical therapist services, it is important for providers to ensure they comply with current laws, regulations and payment policies. CPTA can provide information about payment and coverage rules that apply to physical therapy services.
Practice
Knowledge and skills in practice administration are important for members whether they own a practice, direct a department, manage a facility, or practice as an employee.
Advocacy
CPTA State Government Affairs is here to advocate for the achievement of our state legislative goals while defending the physical therapy scope of practice from infringement.

Website:California Physical Therapy Association

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