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Greg Siskind on Immigration Law and Policy

CALL FOR PHYSICAL THERAPIST PLAINTIFFS

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Recently, the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy issued a controversial policy barring graduates of physical therapy schools in the Philippines, India, Pakistan and Egypt from sitting for the National Physical Therapy Examination. This effectively bars immigration of PTs from these countries. FSBPT is involved in an intellectual property dispute with a physical therapy exam preparation school in Manila over the prep center's use of questions gained from test applicants to prepare students for future exams. FSBPT issued this decision after losing its fight in court against the test prep center.

The American Association of International Healthcare Recruitment is considering litigation to block FSBPT from carrying out the new policy and is seeking plaintiffs in the following categories:



1.    Physical
therapists that are graduates from schools in the affected


countries with immigrant visas that were deemed qualified
and eligible to test but cannot take the NPTE as a result of the recent FSBPT
suspension.



2.    Physical
therapists that are graduates from schools in the affected


countries that are US citizens and were deemed qualified
and eligible to test but cannot take the NPTE as a result of the recent FSBPT
suspension.


3.    Physical
therapists that are graduated from schools in the affected


countries with non-immigrant H1B with limited physical
therapy permits and deemed qualified to test but cannot take the NPTE as a
result of the recent FSBPT suspension.



4.    Physical
therapists that are graduated from schools in the affected


countries that were deemed qualified and eligible to test
but cannot take the NPTE as a result of the recent FSBPT suspension.

Anyone interested in participating, should feel free to contact me at gsiskind@visalaw.com.


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  1. Gre Practice Test's Avatar
    This is really very saddening since I am from the Philippines. I hope this issue will be resolved and the barring will be lifted since many aspiring PT graduates are very much affected.
  2. Gogol's Avatar
    First it was Pharmacists, now it is Physical Therapists. Who is next? Doctors or IT Professionals?
  3. George Chell's Avatar
    "Doctors or IT Professionals?"

    No! University Profs and investors!
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