Colorado PTs March on Washington 

Posted: April 9, 2017 

Before visiting Colorado's nine congressional offices on March 28th are: Ryan Tollis, Regis student; Hanna Gustafsson, CU student; Hope Engel, DPT, federal affairs liaison; Cynthia Rauert, Regis student, and Jenn Berry, DPT, co-chair Govt Affairs Committee. With Ellen Caruso, director of government affairs, the group asked senators and house members to support legislation 1) to repeal the cap on outpatient rehabilitation services (H.R. 807 / S. 253); 2) to authorize PTs to participate in the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program (H.R. 1639 / S. 619) of which Rep. Diana DeGette (Denver) is an original sponsor; and 3) named the sports medicine licensure clarity act of 2017 for PTs who practice across state lines when traveling with athletic teams (H.R 302 already passed / S. 808).