AB 1000 - An Act to Amend Sections 2406 and 2660 Of, and to Add Sections 2406.5 and 2620.1 To, the Business and Professions Code, and to Amend Section 13401.5 of the Corporations Code, Relating to Healing Arts.

Physical therapists: direct access to services: professional corporations. 2013-2014 Legislature. View bill details
Author(s):
Summary:
Existing law, the Physical Therapy Practice Act, creates the Physical Therapy Board of California and makes it responsible for the licensure and regulation of physical therapists. The act makes it a crime to violate any of its provisions. The act authorizes the board to suspend, revoke, or impose probationary conditions on a license, certificate, or approval issued under the act for… More
Existing law, the Physical Therapy Practice Act, creates the Physical Therapy Board of California and makes it responsible for the licensure and regulation of physical therapists. The act makes it a crime to violate any of its provisions. The act authorizes the board to suspend, revoke, or impose probationary conditions on a license, certificate, or approval issued under the act for unprofessional conduct, as specified.

This bill would specify that patients may access physical therapy treatment directly and would, in those circumstances, require a physical therapist to refer his or her patient to another specified healing arts practitioner if the physical therapist has reason to believe the patient has a condition requiring treatment or services beyond that scope of practice or if the patient is not progressing, to disclose to the patient any financial interest he or she has in treating the patient, and, with the patient’s written authorization, to notify the patient’s physician and surgeon, if any, that the physical therapist is treating the patient. The bill would prohibit a physical therapist from treating a patient who initiated services directly for the lesser of more than 45 calendar days or 12 visits, except as specified, and would prohibit a physical therapist from performing services on that patient before obtaining the patient’s signature on a specified notice regarding these limitations on treatment. The bill would provide that failure to comply with these provisions constitutes unprofessional conduct subject to disciplinary action by the board.

Because the bill would specify additional requirements under the Physical Therapy Practice Act, the violation of which would be a crime, it would impose a state-mandated local program.

The Moscone-Knox Professional Corporation Act provides for the organization of a corporation under certain existing law for the purposes of qualifying as a professional corporation under that act and rendering professional services. The act authorizes specified healing arts practitioners to be shareholders, officers, directors, or professional employees of a designated professional corporation, subject to certain limitations relating to ownership of shares. Existing law also defines a medical corporation or podiatry corporation that is authorized to render professional services as long as that corporation and its shareholders, officers, directors, and employees rendering professional services who are physicians, psychologists, registered nurses, optometrists, podiatrists or, in the case of a medical corporation only, physician assistants, are in compliance with the act.

This bill would specify that those provisions do not limit employment by a professional corporation of only those specified licensed professionals. The bill would authorize any person duly licensed under the Business and Professions Code, the Chiropractic Act, or the Osteopathic Act to be employed to render professional services by a professional corporation. The bill would expressly add physical therapists and occupational therapists to the list of healing arts professionals who may be professional employees of a medical corporation or podiatry corporation, and would add licensed physical therapists to the list of healing arts practitioners who may be shareholders, officers, or directors of a medical corporation or a podiatric medical corporation. The bill would also provide that specified healing arts licensees may be shareholders, officers, directors, or professional employees of a physical therapy corporation. The bill would also require a practitioner, except as specified, who refers a patient to a physical therapist who is employed by a professional corporation to make a specified disclosure to the patient.

This bill would incorporate additional changes to Section 2660 of the Business and Professions Code proposed by SB 198 that would become operative if this bill and SB 198 are enacted and this bill is chaptered last.

The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.

This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason. Hide
 
Status:
The bill has become law (chaptered). 
Assembly Vote: On Passage

PASSED on September 11, 2013.

voted YES: 77 voted NO: 0
1 voted present/not voting

An Act to Amend Sections 2406 and 2660 Of, and to Add Sections 2406.5 and 2620.1 To, the Business and Professions Code, and to Amend Section 13401.5 of the Corporations Code, Relating to Healing Arts.

AB 1000 — 2013-2014 Legislature

Summary
Existing law, the Physical Therapy Practice Act, creates the Physical Therapy Board of California and makes it responsible for the licensure and regulation of physical therapists. The act makes it a crime to violate any of its provisions. The act authorizes the board to suspend, revoke, or impose probationary conditions on a license, certificate, or approval issued under the act for unprofessional conduct, as specified.

This bill would specify that patients may access physical therapy treatment directly and would, in those circumstances, require a physical therapist to refer his or her patient to another specified healing arts practitioner if the physical therapist has reason to believe the patient has a condition requiring treatment or services beyond that scope of practice or if the patient is not progressing, to disclose to the patient any financial interest he or she has in treating the patient, and, with the patient’s written authorization, to notify the patient’s physician and surgeon, if any, that the physical therapist is treating the patient. The bill would prohibit a physical therapist from treating a patient who initiated services directly for the… More
Existing law, the Physical Therapy Practice Act, creates the Physical Therapy Board of California and makes it responsible for the licensure and regulation of physical therapists. The act makes it a crime to violate any of its provisions. The act authorizes the board to suspend, revoke, or impose probationary conditions on a license, certificate, or approval issued under the act for unprofessional conduct, as specified.

This bill would specify that patients may access physical therapy treatment directly and would, in those circumstances, require a physical therapist to refer his or her patient to another specified healing arts practitioner if the physical therapist has reason to believe the patient has a condition requiring treatment or services beyond that scope of practice or if the patient is not progressing, to disclose to the patient any financial interest he or she has in treating the patient, and, with the patient’s written authorization, to notify the patient’s physician and surgeon, if any, that the physical therapist is treating the patient. The bill would prohibit a physical therapist from treating a patient who initiated services directly for the lesser of more than 45 calendar days or 12 visits, except as specified, and would prohibit a physical therapist from performing services on that patient before obtaining the patient’s signature on a specified notice regarding these limitations on treatment. The bill would provide that failure to comply with these provisions constitutes unprofessional conduct subject to disciplinary action by the board.

Because the bill would specify additional requirements under the Physical Therapy Practice Act, the violation of which would be a crime, it would impose a state-mandated local program.

The Moscone-Knox Professional Corporation Act provides for the organization of a corporation under certain existing law for the purposes of qualifying as a professional corporation under that act and rendering professional services. The act authorizes specified healing arts practitioners to be shareholders, officers, directors, or professional employees of a designated professional corporation, subject to certain limitations relating to ownership of shares. Existing law also defines a medical corporation or podiatry corporation that is authorized to render professional services as long as that corporation and its shareholders, officers, directors, and employees rendering professional services who are physicians, psychologists, registered nurses, optometrists, podiatrists or, in the case of a medical corporation only, physician assistants, are in compliance with the act.

This bill would specify that those provisions do not limit employment by a professional corporation of only those specified licensed professionals. The bill would authorize any person duly licensed under the Business and Professions Code, the Chiropractic Act, or the Osteopathic Act to be employed to render professional services by a professional corporation. The bill would expressly add physical therapists and occupational therapists to the list of healing arts professionals who may be professional employees of a medical corporation or podiatry corporation, and would add licensed physical therapists to the list of healing arts practitioners who may be shareholders, officers, or directors of a medical corporation or a podiatric medical corporation. The bill would also provide that specified healing arts licensees may be shareholders, officers, directors, or professional employees of a physical therapy corporation. The bill would also require a practitioner, except as specified, who refers a patient to a physical therapist who is employed by a professional corporation to make a specified disclosure to the patient.

This bill would incorporate additional changes to Section 2660 of the Business and Professions Code proposed by SB 198 that would become operative if this bill and SB 198 are enacted and this bill is chaptered last.

The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.

This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason. Hide
Learn More
At LegInfo.ca.gov
Title
An Act to Amend Sections 2406 and 2660 Of, and to Add Sections 2406.5 and 2620.1 To, the Business and Professions Code, and to Amend Section 13401.5 of the Corporations Code, Relating to Healing Arts.
Author(s)
Bob Wieckowski, Brian Maienschein
Co-Authors
    Subjects
    • Physical therapists: direct access to services: professional corporations
    Major Actions
    Introduced2/22/2013
    Referred to Committee
    Passed Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection4/30/2013
    Passed Assembly Committee on Appropriations5/24/2013
    Passed Assembly5/29/2013
    Passed Senate Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development7/08/2013
    Passed Senate Committee on Appropriations8/12/2013
    Passed Senate Committee on Appropriations8/30/2013
    Passed Senate9/10/2013
    Passed Assembly9/11/2013
    Presented to the governor (enrolled)9/26/2013
    Became law (chaptered).10/07/2013
    Bill History
    Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
    select this voteAssembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer ProtectionDo pass as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations.4/30/2013This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection
    12 voted YES 0 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
    select this voteAssembly Committee on AppropriationsDo pass.5/24/2013This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Appropriations
    16 voted YES 0 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
    select this voteAssemblyAB 1000 WIECKOWSKI Assembly Third Reading5/29/2013This bill PASSED the Assembly
    77 voted YES 0 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenate Committee on Business, Professions and Economic DevelopmentDo pass as amended, and re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations.7/08/2013This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development
    8 voted YES 0 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenate Committee on AppropriationsPlaced on Appropriations Suspense file.8/12/2013This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Appropriations
    6 voted YES 0 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenate Committee on AppropriationsDo pass as amended.8/30/2013This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Appropriations
    6 voted YES 0 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenateAssembly 3rd Reading AB1000 Wieckowski By Lieu9/10/2013This bill PASSED the Senate
    33 voted YES 0 voted NO 6 voted present/not voting
    currently selectedAssemblyAB 1000 WIECKOWSKI Concurrence in Senate Amendments9/11/2013This bill PASSED the Assembly
    77 voted YES 0 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced2/22/2013
    2/22/2013Introduced. To print.
    2/24/2013From printer. May be heard in committee March 26.
    2/25/2013Read first time.
    3/21/2013Referred to Com. on B.,P. & C.P. From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on B.,P. & C.P. Read second time and amended.
    4/01/2013Re-referred to Com. on B.,P. & C.P.
    4/23/2013In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
    4/25/2013From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on B.,P. & C.P. Read second time and amended.
    select this voteVote4/30/2013Do pass as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations.
    5/06/2013From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 12. Noes 0.) (April 30).
    5/07/2013Read second time and amended.
    5/08/2013Re-referred to Com. on APPR. From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on APPR. Read second time and amended.
    5/09/2013Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
    5/15/2013In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.
    select this voteVote5/24/2013Do pass.
    5/29/2013In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
    5/29/2013Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate.
    select this voteAssembly Vote on Passage5/29/2013AB 1000 WIECKOWSKI Assembly Third Reading
    6/13/2013Referred to Com. on B., P. & E.D.
    6/24/2013From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on B., P. & E.D.
    7/01/2013In committee: Set, first hearing. Testimony taken. Further hearing to be set.
    select this voteVote7/08/2013Do pass as amended, and re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations.
    7/10/2013From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 8. Noes 0.) (July 8).
    7/11/2013Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
    select this voteVote8/12/2013Placed on Appropriations Suspense file.
    8/13/2013In committee: Placed on APPR. suspense file.
    select this voteVote8/30/2013Do pass as amended.
    8/30/2013From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 6. Noes 0.) (August 30).
    9/03/2013Read second time and amended. Ordered to third reading.
    9/06/2013Read third time and amended. Ordered to second reading.
    9/09/2013Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
    9/10/2013Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly.
    9/10/2013In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after September 12 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
    select this voteSenate Vote on Passage9/10/2013Assembly 3rd Reading AB1000 Wieckowski By Lieu
    9/11/2013Assembly Rule 77 suspended. Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling.
    currently selectedAssembly Vote on Passage9/11/2013AB 1000 WIECKOWSKI Concurrence in Senate Amendments
    9/26/2013Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4:30 p.m.
    10/07/2013Approved by the Governor.
    10/07/2013Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 620, Statutes of 2013.

    MapLight did not identify any interest groups that took a position on this vote.
    You may be able to explore campaign contributions data if you add interest groups.

    0 Organizations Support and 0 Oppose

    Organizations that took a position on
    An Act to Amend Sections 2406 and 2660 Of, and to Add Sections 2406.5 and 2620.1 To, the Business and Professions Code, and to Amend Section 13401.5 of the Corporations Code, Relating to Healing Arts.: AB 1000 WIECKOWSKI Concurrence in Senate Amendments

    0 organizations support this bill

    0 organizations oppose this bill

    Need proof?

    View citations of support and opposition

    Includes reported contributions to campaigns of Assemblymembers in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2011 – December 31, 2012.
    Contributions data source: FollowTheMoney.org

    Add Data Filters:

    Legislator Filters
    Legislator Filters
    NamePartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
    That Support
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Oppose
    Vote
    Katcho AchadjianRCA-35$0$0Yes
    Luis AlejoDCA-30$0$0Yes
    Travis AllenRCA-72$0$0Yes
    Tom AmmianoDCA-17$0$0Yes
    Toni AtkinsDCA-78$0$0Yes
    Frank BigelowRCA-5$0$0Yes
    Richard BloomDCA-50$0$0Yes
    Raul BocanegraDCA-39$0$0Yes
    Susan BonillaDCA-14$0$0Yes
    Rob BontaDCA-18$0$0Yes
    Steven BradfordDCA-62$0$0Yes
    Cheryl BrownDCA-47$0$0Yes
    Joan BuchananDCA-16$0$0Yes
    Ian CalderonDCA-57$0$0Yes
    Nora CamposDCA-27$0$0Yes
    Ed ChauDCA-49$0$0Yes
    Rocky ChavezRCA-76$0$0Yes
    Wesley ChesbroDCA-2$0$0Yes
    Connie ConwayRCA-26$0$0Yes
    Ken CooleyDCA-8$0$0Yes
    Brian DahleRCA-1$0$0Yes
    Tom DalyDCA-69$0$0Yes
    Roger DickinsonDCA-7$0$0Yes
    Tim DonnellyRCA-33$0$0Yes
    Susan EggmanDCA-13$0$0Yes
    Paul FongDCA-28$0$0Yes
    Steve FoxDCA-36$0$0Yes
    Jim FrazierDCA-11$0$0Yes
    Beth GainesRCA-6$0$0Yes
    Cristina GarciaDCA-58$0$0Yes
    Mike GattoDCA-43$0$0Yes
    Jimmy GomezDCA-51$0$0Yes
    Lorena GonzalezDCA-80$0$0Yes
    Rich GordonDCA-24$0$0Yes
    Jeff GorellRCA-44$0$0Yes
    Adam GrayDCA-21$0$0Yes
    Shannon GroveRCA-34$0$0Yes
    Curt HagmanRCA-55$0$0Yes
    Isadore HallDCA-64$0$0Yes
    Diane HarkeyRCA-73$0$0Yes
    Roger HernandezDCA-48$0$0Yes
    Chris HoldenDCA-41$0$0Yes
    Brian JonesRCA-71$0$0Yes
    Reggie Jones-SawyerDCA-59$0$0Yes
    Marc LevineDCA-10$0$0Yes
    Eric LinderRCA-60$0$0Yes
    Dan LogueRCA-3$0$0Yes
    Bonnie LowenthalDCA-70$0$0Yes
    Brian MaienscheinRCA-77$0$0Yes
    Allan MansoorRCA-74$0$0Yes
    Jose MedinaDCA-61$0$0Yes
    Melissa MelendezRCA-67$0$0Yes
    Holly MitchellDCA-54$0$0Yes
    Mike MorrellRCA-40$0$0Yes
    Kevin MullinDCA-22$0$0Yes
    Al MuratsuchiDCA-66$0$0Yes
    Adrin NazarianDCA-46$0$0Yes
    Brian NestandeRCA-42$0$0Yes
    Kristin OlsenRCA-12$0$0Yes
    Richard PanDCA-9$0$0Not Voting
    Jim PattersonRCA-23$0$0Yes
    Henry PereaDCA-31$0$0Yes
    John PerezDCA-53$0$0Yes
    Manuel PerezDCA-56$0$0Yes
    Bill QuirkDCA-20$0$0Yes
    Sharon Quirk-SilvaDCA-65$0$0Yes
    Anthony RendonDCA-63$0$0Yes
    Rudy SalasDCA-32$0$0Yes
    Nancy SkinnerDCA-15$0$0Yes
    Mark StoneDCA-29$0$0Yes
    Phil TingDCA-19$0$0Yes
    Don WagnerRCA-68$0$0Yes
    Marie WaldronRCA-75$0$0Yes
    Shirley WeberDCA-79$0$0Yes
    Bob WieckowskiDCA-25$0$0Yes
    Scott WilkRCA-38$0$0Yes
    Das WilliamsDCA-37$0$0Yes
    Mariko YamadaDCA-4$0$0Yes

    Interest Groups that support this bill

    $ Donated

    Interest Groups that oppose this bill

    $ Donated
    Loading…
    Date Range of Contributions
    Enter a custom date range