Snapshot of current PPTA structure

Snapshot of current PPTA
President , President Elect, Vice
President, Treasurer, Secretary, Chief
Delegate, Member-at-Large
Northcentral District, Northeast
District, Northwest District,
Southcentral District , Southeast
District, Southwest District,
Westcentral District
House of
Committees and Special
Interest Groups (SIG)
Ethics, Insurance Relations,
Legislative, Membership,
Nominating, Practice, Public
Relations, Referral for Profit,
Acute care, Geriatric, Neurologic,
Pediatric, PTA, Private Practice
Positive Action
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
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
 President
 President Elect
 Vice President
 Treasurer
 Secretary
 Chief Delegate
 District Director Member-at-Large (elected from
district directors annually)
 Consists of elected chair of each district:
 Northcentral
 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
 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
 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.
 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

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