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Chris Musillo on Nurse and Allied Health Immigration

FCCPT News

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The Foreign Credentialing Commission on Physical Therapy (FCCPT) is one of the two US government-approved organizations that are authorized to evaluate the educational credentials of internationally-trained Physical Therapists. FCCPT has just launched a new website which is easier to use than their prior website. The new site allows for electronic tracking and reporting.

In other FCCPT news, FCCPT recently discontinued use of the Type II Certification. Now all applicants to FCCPT must obtain the Type I Certificate. FCCPT has also announced the implementation of the most current Coursework Evaluation Tool-5, for use as of July 1, 2009. Any evaluations for current standards begun after July 1, 2009 will reflect the requirements on the new tool CWT-5.

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  1. Sagard's Avatar
    Hi Chris,
    If healthcare bill passed, is there is any possibilities to pass nurses bill ? (as a result of HC bill, hospital will filled with patients and they need more nurses..?)
    sagar
  2. Adi's Avatar
    Hi Chris,

    While everyone is mentioning about immigration reform to be in next 3-6months, I don't hear anything in news. I assume that such controversial topic (pathway to citizenship for illegals) would atleast get some coverage. Is this assumption wrong?
  3. Chris Musillo's Avatar
    HI Adi:

    My read is that the healthcare bill is ******* up a lot of oxygen out of Washignton DC right now. But the issue is still on pace to go in early 2010.

    For instance: http://www.musillo.com/2009/10/pieces-are-being-put-on-chessboard.html

    and Just Yesterday:
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=114199526

  4. Chris Musillo's Avatar
    Hi Sagard:

    Unfortunately I have not heard anyone suggest putting our legislation in with the healthcare bill.

  5. Phil Slaton's Avatar
    Hi Chris ---

    Thanks for this info on Foreign Credentialing Commission on Physical Therapy (FCCPT)! If it was not for PTs (and OTs) we would be dead.

    As for immigration reform, my two sources are saying do not expect PASSAGE in 2010.

    Oh, and we have heard about 10 or 12 nurses, spoken to several of them, that came here on inflated job descriptions for temp and staffing agencies. After arrival, the temp or staffing agency lost its contract. The RNs could not, of course, find employment due to their lack of qualifications and experience at a hospital. They went right back to the PI. The nursing jobs that they left are of course gone, gone to another hungry nurse.

    My lone opinion, these staffing and temp agencies (I will not mention their names of course) practiced visa fraud with these garbage job descriptions and really performed a dis-service to these kids. I wonder about the visa attorneys who did the work, as far as their failed responsibility to these nurses.
    Again, Chris thanks for the blog and the FCCPT info.

    Best,
    Phil Slaton
    The Icon Group
  6. Phil Slaton's Avatar
    Meant to say, nurses on H-1B visas.
  7. chiropractor Burwood pinched nerve's Avatar
    I heard that they changed the rulings for the nurses bill. Do you have the current one?
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