Wyoming Physical Therapy Association

Wyoming Chapter of the APTA
Policy and Procedure Manual

Mission: The mission of the Wyoming Physical Therapy Association is to be the principle membership organization that represents and promotes the physical therapy profession, and to meet the needs and interests of its members.

Goals:

To offer professional developments opportunities.

To be financially secure and stable.

To be acknowledged as the expert source for physical therapy information.

To keep membership informed and be a liaison to the national organization.  

Annual Goals:

Policy 1: Reimbursement for representation of the Wyoming Chapter

1.     The Wyoming chapter of the APTA will reimburse one members who represents the Chapter for the following:               

a.     Registration fees (if applicable) to Component Leadership, State Government Affairs, Federal Government Affairs and Reimbursement Forum.

b.     Housing (# of days of the meeting) not to exceed $275.00 per night (attempts should be made for room sharing).

c.     A per diem rate of $39.00 per day (for number of days of meeting not to include travel).

2.     The Chapter will reimburse all delegates (3) and the Chapter President to the Annual Conference for the following:

a.     Travel expenses to the meeting city (coach airfaire or other means of transportation, not to exceed the cost of coach of $500.00).

b.     Housing for the number of days the House and PTA Caucus are in session not to exceed $275.00 per night (attempts should be made for room sharing).

c.     A per diem rate of $39.00 per day not including travel days.

d.     Does not include conference fees for courses.

3.     The Wyoming Chapter of the APTA will reimburse 2 members to represent the Chapter at Combined Section Meetings. It is recommended that these members be either the President and/or Chief Delegate.

a.     Travel expenses to the meeting city (coach airfaire or other means of transportation, not to exceed the cost of coach of $500.00).

b.     Housing for the number of days the House and PTA Caucus are in session not to exceed $275.00 per night (attempts should be made for room sharing).

c.     A per diem rate of $39.00 per day not including travel days.

d.     Does not include conference fees for courses.

4.     The WYPTA will defer Fall Conference Education Course fees for the 3 Executive Board Members.

5.     The Wyoming Chapter of the APTA will reimburse executive board members mileage at the current federal allowable rate ($0.50/mile) for travel to and from board meetings and one night hotel up to $100.00. There is no daily per diem or food reimbursement.

6.     The Chapter supports financial responsibility and encourages the representative of the Chapter to utilize resources efficiently.

7.     All funding is subject to the annual budget review.

Procedure:

The member will submit copies of all travel expenses within one (1) month of travel to the Chapter Treasurer for reimbursement.

Policy 2: Advertising Rates for Membership

All job and general advertisement are subject to an advertisement fee.

Procedure:

The member will submit their request to the Chapter Executive Secretary with the appropriate fees prior to printing the advertisement in the monthly fax and website.

Policy 3: Website – www.wypta.org

The website will be updated monthly by the executive secretary. If there is no executive secretary then the President will take over that role.

Procedure:

The website will contain, but is not limited to, Executive Board statistical information, bylaws, practice act, rules and regulations, state board contacts, link to APTA, job postings, classifieds and membership communications.

Policy 4: Committees

1.     Finance Committee – Treasurer and 1 appointed person, 3 year term.

2.     Program Education Committee – Vice President and 2 people appointment by the Executive Committee, 3 year term.

3.     Ethics Committee – Secretary and 3 people appointed by the Executive Committee. One person appointed annually after the fall meetings, 3 year term.

4.     Nominating Committee – Vice President and 2 members elected by Chapter members, 3 year term.


Policy 5: Committee Chairs

1.     Committee chairpersons will attend triennial WYPTA meetings and make a report (or submit a report 2 weeks prior to the meeting) to the Executive Board Liaison.

2.     Any ad hoc committees will be reviewed at the fall meeting for the need. They will have a Board Liaison.

3.     Committees can be formed by majority vote of meeting attendees or by the Executive Board.

4.     Membership and terms of committees will be defined at time of formation.


Policy 6: Broadcast Fax

1.     Use of broadcast fax will be free to individual Wyoming PT or PTA members.

2.     A $25.00 charge will be applied to any group requesting the use of broadcast fax.

3.     All fax requests must be emailed in Microsoft Word format.


Policy 7: Videoconference Meetings

1.     The executive board at Fall Executive Board Retreat will schedule for the videoconference meetings for the following year.

2.     The treasurer will be responsible for seeing up the videoconference sites.

3.     The WYPTA will be responsible for the set up cost and each regional site will be responsible for regional site fees.

4.     Videoconference meetings will be limited to a maximum of 3 hours.


Policy 8: Bylaw Changes

1.     Bylaws will be reviewed and changes made at the Fall executive Board meeting.

2.     Changes will be published in the following monthly fax for 30 day member comments period prior to the next meeting.

3.     Bylaw changes will be sent to APTA by the President.

REV 1/2002

11/2004

11/2005

3/2010