OLR Bill Analysis

sSB 278

AN ACT CONCERNING MEMBERSHIP OF THE BOARD OF EXAMINERS FOR PHYSICAL THERAPISTS.

SUMMARY:

This bill adds a third physical therapist to the Board of Examiners for Physical Therapists, increasing the board's membership to six people. Currently, the board consists of two physical therapists, one physician, and two public members. The bill also makes a conforming change.

By law, the governor appoints the board's members. The bill makes a technical change by referring to the Connecticut Physical Therapy Association, rather than the Connecticut chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, as the organization which submits a list of names of physical therapists to him for appointment.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2012

COMMITTEE ACTION

Public Health Committee

Joint Favorable Substitute

Yea

25

Nay

0

(03/09/2012)