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You can now apply to serve on a CPTA committee through the APTA Engage portal.
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If you would like to recommend someone for a CPTA Committee, please send the name of the person and committee(s) to Lisa Ruport

Terms of Service

Members are appointed to Committees by the CPTA Board for terms of three years, certain exceptions apply. Committee appointments are made by the CPTA Board at its December meeting each year. Committee rosters and meeting minutes are available, by request. Contact Lisa Ruport with any questions.


Board Liaison — Michael Simpson, PT, DPT

Solicit recommendations for CPTA and APTA awards
Review recommendations and sends qualifying recommendations to Chapter Board
Two conference calls each year (June 19, 2019)
    Note: Past recipients of Chapter Awards given priority consideration to this Committee

Procedure Manual
Internal Policies

Raises funds for the California Physical Therapy Political Action Committee (CAL-PT-PAC)
Monitor contributions to key legislators
Two face to face meetings each year
Two conference calls each year

Procedure Manual

Board Liaison and Chair — Valerie Teglia, PT, DPT

Annually review and update educational plan for CPTA Annual Conference
Plan program and instructional courses for CPTA Annual Conference
Review and select podium and poster presentations for Chapter Annual Conference
Plan continuing education courses/workshops/seminars
Plan educational content for California Student Conclave
Assist in planning of the annual CAL-PT-FUND Research Symposium
Monitor all levels of education
Three (3) face to face meetings (February 25, 2019, July 15, 2019, and November 4, 2019)
Quarterly conference calls

Procedure Manual

Responds to inquiries by members or their recognized affiliates regarding ethical and legal concerns of licensed physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.

Submit periodic material for inclusion in CPTA publications (newsletter, CPTA website, PT Notes).

Educates physical therapists and physical therapist assistants, student physical therapists, and student physical therapist assistants on the importance of ethical responsibility and professionalism in the physical therapy profession.

Investigate complaints of violation of ethical standards made against any member in the CPTA in accordance with the procedures prescribed by the APTA Board of Directors.

One in person meeting and two conference calls a year.

Guide for Professional Conduct
APTA Ethics & Judicial Process
Code of Ethics for the Physical Therapist
Standards of Ethical Conduct for the Physical Therapist Assistant

Elected Committee
Comprised of CPTA President, Vice President, and Finance Officer
Act on behalf of the Chapter Board between its meetings
Serve as a Personnel Committee

Board Liaison and Chair — David Powers, PT, DPT, MA, MBA

Recommend budget to the CPTA Board
Monitor Chapter, District & SIG financial affairs
Review annual audit
One face to face meeting each year
One conference call each year

Procedure Manual

Adopt CPTA positions on legislation and regulation affecting physical therapy
Respond to legislative/regulatory issues
Monitor State and Federal government affairs activities and provide comment
Two face to face meetings each year
Four conference calls each year

Procedure Manual
Procedure Manual, Appendix A
Procedure Manual, Appendix B

Plan annual membership campaign and activities
Establish membership recruitment goals
Create criteria for school presentations
Improve communications between all levels of the CPTA organizational structure
Ensure that members are fully aware of the efforts of the CPTA on their behalf
Serve as liaisons to Districts, Special Interest Groups and PT/PTA schools
Promote the practice of physical therapy to the public
Solicit authors for MoveCalifornia presentations
Write articles for PT Interventions
Two face to face meetings each year
Three conference calls each year

Procedure Manual

Seek appropriate reimbursement policies for physical therapists
Seek inclusion of services of physical therapists in all health insurance plans
Make available information concerning various reimbursement issues
Monitor APTA reimbursement and insurance activities
Two face to face meetings each year
Three conference calls each year

Procedure Manual
Payment Policy Expert Resource Panel

Provide information and consultation on quality service activities to members
Represent CPTA to agencies interested in quality service activities
Present information to membership on practice compliance issues
Take CPTA positions on practice issues
Two face to face meetings each year
One conference call each year

Procedure Manual

Board Liaison — Valerie Teglia, PT, DPT

Appointed by the Vice President

Procedure Manual
Internal Policies