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2019 Legislative Agenda

CALLING ALL CHIROPRACTORS!!!!

IMPORTANT ACTION NEEDED IMMEDIATELY!

 

HB 50 has been REASSIGNED to the HOUSE HEALTH COMMITTEE. This means that you no longer need to contact representatives in the House InsuranceCommittee as previously stated. The senate bill stayed in the Senate Health Committee so that does not change. PLEASE START CONTACTING THE UPDATED CONTACTS LISTED BELOW IMMEDIATELY AND ASK THEM TO VOTE NO!

 

 

The Physical Therapy Direct Access Bill will be introduced TODAY - the first day of the 2019 Legislative Session.  THE HOUSE HEALTH COMMITTEE AND SENATE HEALTH COMMITTEE MEMBERS NEEDS TO BE CONTACTED and told to OPPOSE, OPPOSE, OPPOSE HB 50 SPONSORED BY REP. RON JOHNSON & SB 25 SPONSORED BY SEN. JIM MCCLENDON (PT Direct Access).

 

View HB 50 HERE     View SB 25 HERE

 

We ask when making contact with these committee members that you also;

1.Email the ASCA a list of any of the members that you know personally

2.Email the ASCA to let us know that you have made contact with and any response you received.

 

This information can be emailed to asca@ascachiro.org

 

It is extremely important that anyone in these legislator’s districts make contact immediately. 

 

A few talking points when you contact the committee members:

 

• PTs say the referral requirement in Alabama law is a barrier to care and creates a patient access problem. WE SAY THIS ISSUE WAS RESOLVED WHEN THE LEGISLATURE BROADENED THE BASE OF PROVIDERS THAT CAN REFER TO PTS.

• PTs say that direct access saves money by eliminating the physician visit. WE SAY THAT NO TREATMENT SHOULD COMMENCE UNTIL CONDITIONS THAT MAY BE HARMED BY CERTAIN THERAPY ARE RULED OUT. PT’s ARE NOT TRAINED TO DIAGNOSE

• PTs say that this is a turf battle. WE SAY THIS IS A PATIENT SAFETY ISSUE.

• We OPPOSE because it is our position that only a provider trained to differentially diagnose should determine when PT treatment is indicated.

 

BELOW IS THE CONTACT INFORMATION for the SENATE AND HOUSE HEALTH COMMITTEE MEMBERS!

CONTACT TODAY!!!

 

House Health Committee

Committee member's name links to their email address

 

Paul W. Lee (Chair) 

334-261-0488

Houston County

 

Ron Johnson (Vice Chair)

334-261-0477

Clay County, Coosa County, Talladega County

 

Laura Hall (Ranking Minority Member)

334-261-0517

Madison County

 

Matt Fridy

334-261-0469

Shelby County

 

Jeremy Gray

334-261-9505

Lee County, Russell County

 

April Weaver

334-261-0491

 Bibb County, Chilton County, Shelby County

 

Craig Lipscomb

334-261-0546

Etowah County, St. Clair County

 

Joe Lovvorn

334-261-0540

Lee County 

 

Rhett Marques

334-261-0473

Coffee County

 

Arnold Mooney

334-261-9512

Shelby County 

 

Becky Nordgren

334-261-0432

Calhoun County, CeKalb County, Etowah County 

 

Ed Oliver

334-261-0471

Chilton County, Coosa County, Tallapoosa County 

 

Neil Rafferty

334-261-0543

Jefferson County

 

Chris Sells

334-261-0568

Butler County, Coffee County, Conecuh County

Crenshaw County, Montgomery County 

 

Pebblin W. Warren

334-261-0541

Lee County, Macon County, Tallapoosa County 

 

 

 

Senate Health Committee

Committee member's name links to their email address

 

Jim McClendon (Chair)

334-261-0789

Shelby County, St. Clair County, Talladega County

 

Larry Stutts (Vice Chair)

334-261-0862

Colbert County, Franklin County, Lauderdale County,

Lawrence County, Marion County

 

Linda Coleman-Madison (Ranking Minority Member)

334-261-0864

Jefferson County

 

William M. Beasley

334-261-0868

Barbour County, Bullock County, Henry County,

Houston County, Macon County, Russell County

 

Tom Butler

334-261-0884

Limestone County, Madison County

 

Donnie Chesteen

334-261-0890

Dale County, Geneva County, Houston County

 

Tim Melson

334-261-0773

Lauderdale County, Limestone County, Madison County

 

Greg J. Reed

334-261-0894

Fayette County, Jefferson County, Tuscaloosa County,

Walker County, Winston County

 

Dan Roberts

334-261-0851

Jefferson County, Shelby County, Talladega County

 

Cam Ward

334-261-0886

Bibb County, Chilton County, Shelby County

 

Tom Whatley

334-261-0865

Lee County, Russell County, Tallapoosa County

 

Jack W. Williams

334-261-0829

Mobile County

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