As I was doing some research, I discovered that some state boards have already adopted APTA precepts or at least have it on their agendas to do so. Being a non-member of the APTA, I will soon have to abide by their rules if state boards continue with this course of action.
I wonder why some state boards do not take the time to write their own rules rather than merge with ones that are already written. And since the majority of those who practice therapy are not members of the APTA, state boards are ensuring we will follow the rules set forth by the national organization by a de facto standard.
I wonder how long it will take for state boards to mandate we have to join the APTA in order to be licensed in their state. I better not give them any ideas.