Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Combating the FSBPT’s Discrimination Policy

As we have previously posted, the FSBPT's July 12 policy barred graduates from universities in the Philippines, India, Egypt and Pakistan from sitting for the NPTE. Under the FSBPT’s current policy, graduates from those four countries will be given their own separate but equal exam starting in the Fall of 2011.

MU knows that several states have begun contacting the FSBPT to inquire if the FSBPT can speed up this process or rescind it. Some states may act in the next few days.

Once the letter is issued, it will be incumbent on the FSBPT to reconsider alternatives to their separate but equal approach or run the risk of legal action. MU is also aware of several different parties and states that are consulting with attorneys to evaluate their legal options. Legal action is the least –desired course of action. If you have been denied an opportunity to take the NPTE and you are in the US and would like to help remedy the FSBPT’s policy, please contact Cindy Unkenholt or Chris Musillo.

1 comment:

  1. According to Avant Healthcare, the legal representative of the California State Board of Physical Therapy will send a letter to FSBPT requesting the federation to overturn the ban. Considering that FSBPT is a federation, am I right in my assessment that a majority of the federation's components can overrule the federation? After all, a federation derives its powers from its components, not the other way around.

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