Upcoming New Rules for Relicensure in 2016

Ongoing growth is part of being a professional.  The body of knowledge we acquired to practice has changed from the time we started and will continue to do so.  Most of us maintain our edge: attending continuing education courses; reading journal articles; participating; in study groups and incorporate this newfound knowledge in our patient care. …

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Save the date ~ HAPTA Spring Conference

Join HAPTA for our Spring Conference in Kokee, Kauai on May 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. This All-Inclusive Retreat will include 12 (+4 optional) CEU’s on Shoulder “Select Manual Therapy and Exercise Interventions for Shoulder Impairments”, by Cameron MacDonald, transportation to/from Lihue, all meals, lodging, as well as activities for our guests, such as a “Traditional…

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APTA National Student Conclave and You

 APTA National Student Conclave and You                  Before I begin I want to thank HAPTA, Danae, and Noreen for reaching out and providing me the wonderful opportunity to attend APTA’s NSC (National Student Conclave). For those unaware, the NSC is put on to educate student PT’s and PTA’s…

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URGENT! – Update to PTA Licensure

Important Announcement for PTAs Pursuant to Act 220 (SLH 2013) and effective December 1, 2014, all PTAs must be licensed by the Board of Physical Therapy in order to provide physical therapy services in the State of Hawaii.  Any physical therapy services provided after this date without a license shall be considered to be unlicensed…

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2014 House of Delegates Summary

In June Jeremy Angaran and Carri Dominick represented HAPTA at the 2014 APTA house of delegates in Charlotte, NC. Jill Wakabayashi represented our PTAs as HAPTA’s PTA caucus representative and HAPTA sponsored a student usher Keline Yoshimura who is in her final year of PT school at Marquette University.  A few of the motions that…

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Continuing education will be required for all physical therapists in Hawai’i

All PTs will be required to have 30 continuing education units (CEUs) per 2-year renewal period, beginning with the renewal in December 2016. Failure to acquire 30 continuing education units will result in forfeiture of license. You may begin earning Board-approved CEUs beginning January 2015. Visit the Physical Therapy Statue/Rule Chapter for details. HAPTA will…

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