HOD Proposed Motions - Texas Physical Therapy Association

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TPTA-SED MEETING - MAY 20, 2014
HOUSE OF DELEGATES UPDATE!!
GROWING PROFESSIONALLY
APTA-HOD
THROUGH THE
SPEAKER:
BETTY MACNEILL, PT, DPT
OBJECTIVES: AT THE CONCLUSION OF THIS
PROGRAM, THE PARTICIPANT WILL BE ABLE
TO:
Understand the functions of the APTA House of
Delegates (HOD) and the duties of the Texas
delegates
 Review the candidates running for APTA offices –
Treasurer, Speaker, Directors (3 to be elected)
and Nominating Committee (2 to be elected)
 Analyze current professional issues for the PT
and PTA at state and national levels
 Discuss selected motions for Bylaw amendments
and Position Statements being considered by the
2014 APTA-HOD
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PURPOSE OF A HOUSE OF
DELEGATES
Authority to determine policy
 Amend/repeal bylaws
 Amend/suspend/rescind standing rules
 Adopt ethical principles/standards of conduct of
members
 Charge the BOD to carry out actions on behalf of
the association
 Modify/reverse BOD decisions
 Elect association officers, directors, and
nominating committee members
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HOD ORGANIZATION
Representative Body of 400 Delegates
 Role of Voting Delegates
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District delegates represent District Members
 Delegates-at-large represent the State
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Other members present in House
Non-voting members
 Consultants
 Gallery (observers) who may speak to an issue with
permission of the Speaker
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YOUR SED AND STATE DELEGATES
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SED District Delegates
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Betty MacNeill, PT, DPT
Delegates-At-Large from the SED
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Rhonda Abbott, PT
Brian Duncan, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Collette Pientok, PT, OCS, CFMT
Robert Sandoval, PT, PhD
Dana Tew, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT, OCS
YOUR SED AND STATE
DELEGATES, CONT.
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PTA Caucus Delegate
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Nicole Volek, PTA
Alternates from the SED
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Rupal Patel, PT, MS (Alternate #2 – District
Delegate for MWD)
TERMINOLOGY FOR HOD
FUNCTIONS
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Bylaws
Define rights/duties of members
 Define limitations of members
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Standing Rules
Rules relating to the conduct of business
 Continue in force until rescinded or amended
 Can be suspended for duration of session by majority
vote
 Expires at close of session that adopts them
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TERMINOLOGY FOR HOD
ACTIONS
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Policy
Obligates members
 Directs subsequent decisions on similar matters
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Position
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Standard
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Point of view members expected to support
Binding statement used to judge action or activity
Guideline
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Non-binding statement of advice
2014 SLATE OF CANDIDATES
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Candidate for Treasurer (1 to be elected)
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Elmer Platz, PT (NJ)
Candidates for Speaker (1 to be elected)
Susan R. Griffin, PT, DPT, MS, GCS (WI)
 William F. McGehee, PT, MHS (FL)
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2014 SLATE OF CANDIDATES, CONT.
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Candidates for Director (3 to be elected)
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Jeremy S. Angaran, PT, DPT, OCS (HA)
Susan A. Appling, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS (TN)
Jennifer E. Green-Wilson, PT, MBA, EdD (NY)
Matthew R. Hyland, PT, PHD, MPA (NY)
Kathleen K. Mairella, PT, DPT, MA (NJ)
Sheila K. Nicholson, PT, DPT, JD, MBA, MA (FL)
2014 SLATE OF CANDIDATES, CONT.
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Nominating Committee (2 to be elected)
Susan M. Chalcraft, PT, MS (WA)
 Secili H. DeStefano, PT, DPT, OCS (VA)
 Linda K. Eargle, PT, DPT, CEEAA, MinEd (FL)
 Dode Jackson, PT (WA)
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RC’S FOR DISCUSSION
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See “Proposed Motions – May 20 Mtg” document
for full list of the 21 Motions before the HoD this
year. Questions are welcome on any of these.
Targeted Motions of interest are
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RC 9-14: Pursuit of DPT as regulatory designation of
Physical Therapists
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RC 11-14: Membership value for the PTA
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RC 13-14: Best practice for Physical Therapist
Clinical Education
RC’S FOR DISCUSSION, CONT.
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Other Motions of interest may be
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RC 3-14 and RC 4-14: Amendments to the Physical
Therapist Responsibility and Accountability for
Delivery of Care – Resolved Clause and Proviso to
Resolved Clause
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RC 7-14: Amend “Entry Point into Healthcare”
Position
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RC 8-14: Adopt: Telehealth
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RC 10-14: Consumer protection through licensure of
PTs and PTAs
RC’S FOR DISCUSSION, CONT.
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Other Motions of interest may be
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RC 12-14: Adopt: Promoting excellence in Physical
Therapist professional education
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RC 15-14: Membership retention of early-career
individuals
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RC 16-14: APTA White Paper on Physical Therapists
productivity
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RC 17-14: Adopt: Physical Therapists qualified to
determine mobility status for patients and clients
applying for disability placards or license plates

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