Legislation Passes Final Hurdle!
June 19, 2019

HB 548, Modify the Definition of PT Practice, passed its second reading in the Senate last week. Our amazing lobbyist Alex Miller did a fantastic job of shepherding the bill--passing in both chambers—and back around the horn for the required final time through the senate healthcare committee, senate rules committee, and back to the senate floor.

The bill now goes automatically to the Governor for signature. Once signed, the new law takes effect October 1, 2019. A physician referral will no longer be required to perform spinal manipulation and North Carolina will have unrestricted direct access! Bravo!!

NCPTA President Elected to APTA Board of Directors!
June 10, 2019

On June 10, the American Physical Therapy Association held its annual election and North Carolina’s very own Kyle Covington, PT, DPT, PhD, was elected vice speaker of the APTA House of Delegates. As of June 12th, Kyle will assume his new role with the APTA Board of Directors.

Over the next month, the NCPTA Vice-President, Mary Kay Hannah will transition into the role of NCPTA President and with Kyle’s assistance in hand off, Mary Kay will assume the president’s responsibilities in the interim until elections are held in the fall. At the June NCPTA Board meeting, the Board will also appoint individuals to assume the newly created roles of State Legislative Chairperson and Federal Affairs Liaison, duties previously performed by the Vice-President.

Past NCPTA President, Deirdre "Dee" Daley, PT, DPT, MSHPE, was also elected to the APTA Board in the role of Director.

Many thanks to Kyle for his exceptional leadership over the last 3 years!Best of luck to him in his new APTA role!

Congratulations to both Kyle and Dee! The North Carolina Chapter is proud!

2019 NCPTA Elections

The following positions will be open for the 2019 election year. Elections will take place in October. Newly elected individuals take office January 1, 2020.

If you are interested in serving, please take this opportunity to nominate yourself, or other members who are good candidates for these positions.

Please submit nominations to:  

2019 NCPTA Awards

Each year the NCPTA recognizes an accomplished PT, PTA, student or advocate with one of several other chapter awards.This is a great opportunity to recognize colleagues for their hard work and contributions to the profession and the NCPTA.

Use this link to view the descriptions and criteria for each award as well as to nominate a deserving NCPTA member!

Questions, contact Emma White, Chair of the Awards Committee at ncptaawards@gmail.com.



2019 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Physical Therapist Assistant. To celebrate our PTA colleagues, NCPTA will be hosting a party at the Fall Conference in Wilmington! Stay tuned for details!



NCPTA Scholarship & Loan

NCPTA scholarship applications are now available.

Check out the new Scholarship and Loan website.

Please consider donating to support our student members.

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