Thank you for your prompt response. I am glad to see the Academy is
willing to take the bull by the horns. I helped win the battle for O & P
licensure in Texas, and I'll be glad to help in any way that I can. I
hope those with experience from the states that also have licensure for O
& P are also willing to support the Academy in this endeavor. Hopefully
we can finally settle this credentialing issue in a positive manner, and
everyone involved will recognize the importance of doing so. Our future
depends on it!
James Mc Coy, C.P., L.P., FAAOP
On Wed, 10 Mar 2004 03:58:48 -0500 "Paul Prusakowski" <[log in to unmask]>
> As Chair of the Professional Issues Council of the Academy, which
> established to develop and implement policy and direction with
> respect to
> professional issues impacting the delivery of comprehensive O&P
> services by
> the Academy membership, I can assure you that this topic will be the
> order of business on our next scheduled monthly conference call.
> Recognizing that the successful state licensure initiatives were
> aggressively by the tireless grassroots efforts of many of our
> Chapters, I
> believe that the Academy membership has the experienced talent pool
> assemble an excellent licensure conference and also to develop a
> Practice Act that will have the best interests of the profession at
> A number of states have been successful and unsuccessful over the
> past 9
> years, so there is a lot to be shared to assist other states in
> meaningful professional standards state by state.
> As you may know, I was also very active in the pursuit of a
> licensure law here in Florida, and this subject is one that I am
> passionate about.
> Paul E. Prusakowski, CPO, LPO, FAAOP
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Orthotics and Prosthetics List [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Behalf Of JAMES M MCCOY
> Sent: Tuesday, March 09, 2004 8:58 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: Academy News: Recent Discontinuation of the ABC/BOC
> As a fellow of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists,
> I am
> requesting the AAOP organize a conference on licensure in O & P.
> This was
> done once before by the defunct Orthotics and Prosthetics National
> on May 7-8, 1995 in Atlanta, Georgia. In light of the recent events,
> believe this would greatly benefit our profession and help us pursue
> positive course for our future.
> Please feel free to respond publicly on this listserve or privately
> me, if preferred.
> James Mc Coy, C.P., L.P., FAAOP
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