Published 4/1/2008

Law journal publishes AAOS view on POPTS

The February 2008 issue of the American Bar Association’s The Health Lawyer included the article “Physician-provided physical therapy under attack: South Carolina rejects consensus in Sloan v. South Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.” Written by Grant Nyhammer, Esq., assistant general counsel for the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the article provides a detailed examination of the 2006 decision by the South Carolina Supreme Court that upheld an opinion issued by the South Carolina Attorney General prohibiting physician-owned physical therapy services (POPTS).

According to the article, “The decision has tremendous ramifications in that it changes how patients get physical therapy (i.e. not in the physician’s office), forces many physical therapists out of their current jobs, reverses the longstanding public policy decision of a state agency, and changes how medicine/physical therapy has been practiced in South Carolina for decades.”

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