ATPs left out in N.J.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

ARLINGTON, Va. - New Jersey shouldn't prohibit physical therapists from advertising specialty credentials like RESNA's Assisted Technology Provider credential, the organization stated in a letter to the state Sept. 12. New Jersey has proposed that PTs advertise credentials only from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. The reason: The board is the only body recognized by the state's Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. In its letter, RESNA pointed out: If PTs can't advertise their ATP credential, consumers won't be able to "quickly and efficiently" identify qualified PTs, especially those required for Medicare assessments.