Current Legislative Issues

2019 Legislative Preview


 

The 2019 Texas Legislative Session starts on January 8th. A house bill for Direct Access legislation has been filed (HB29) by Representative Ina Minjarez. Please click here for information and bill language for HB29.

A Direct Access companion bill has also been filed in the Texas Senate. Senator Bryan Hughes filed SB732 and it is identical to the bill in the house. Click here for bill language for SB732.

If you know Texas legislators and want to establish valuable relationships with them in order to gain an increased awareness of the physical therapy profession, please consider joining TPTA's Key Contact program. More information can be found here.

 

One Pagers

Click the link below to learn more about the ways in which the PT referral requirement increases wait times and costs for Texas patients.

WaitTimesandCostOnePager.pdf

Click the link below to find out how Texas patients would benefit from Direct Access to Physical Therapy.

DirectAccessOnePager.pdf

Below are other one-pagers from TPTA.

ReturntoPlayOnePager.pdf
OpioidOnePager.pdf
DisabilityPermitOnePager.pdf