Take Action: Improve Access to Disabled Parking Permits

Physical therapists hold clinical doctorates and are experts in human movement. They treat many individuals with disabilities — permanent or temporary — who qualify for state parking permits.

But surprisingly, Florida's physical therapists cannot determine a patient's need for such a permit.

Legislation pending in the Florida Legislature would correct this by allowing PTs to help patients with disabilities access the disabled parking permits they need. Under this legislation, Floridians in PT programs would benefit from not having to seek disabled parking permits from another medical provider, potentially saving time and money. Instead, they could get access to a from their PT, with whom they have an existing relationship. 

Please take a moment to contact your state legislators and urge them to support this legislative change (House Bill 343 / Senate Bill 688). It only takes a quick moment to make a difference! 

 

You can also text "PT" to 52886 to take action from your phone!

PT for Pain is a project of the Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA), dedicated to improving the health, wellness and quality of life of people in Florida by advancing the practice of physical therapy. The FPTA educates Floridians, health care providers, and public policy decision-makers about the key role physical therapists and physical therapist assistants play in restoring and improving motion, as well as in improving the health of society.

 

For more information, visit www.FPTA.org. Additional resources are available at www.MoveForwardPT.com/FL

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