The NATA’s Governmental Affairs Council (GAC) has initiated a legislative grant program that offers to match up to $4,000 of TSATA member donated or generated funds for governmental affairs. To be eligible, funds must be donated by TSATA members, or through events organized and supported by TSATA members. The purpose of the matching grant is to complement the investment of members in their legislative and regulatory efforts.
The TSATA maintains an active legislative agenda annually, keeping the services of Hillco Partners on retainer. Currently the TSATA has budgeted $22,000 for our legislative agenda and other services of Hillco Partners. Some of the recent and current issues we are working on include: (a) the State practice act of orthotists and prosthetists challenging the practice act of ATs creating and fitting braces and orthotics; (b) working with the TEA to recognize the LAT credential in order to teach the innovative Sports Medicine Courses for state credit; (c) working with legislators involved with HB 2038; (d) hosting a “hit the hill” state lobbying and LAT recognition day; (e) working with the UIL to introduce legislation and guidelines on student-athlete safety measures.
YOU can help the TSATA support Texas LAT’s by donating to the governmental grant program by making your donation via PayPal or mailing a check or money order to:TSATA
When sending a check or money order, please specify that the funds are for the GAC matching grant. Please be sure to include your name and which region of the TSATA you are from for record keeping purposes.