An organization fighting a new Florida law that prohibits massage therapists and acupuncturists from billing Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance in Florida is calling for the state’s massage therapists to submit affidavits to the organization’s lawyers describing how they have been affected by the law, for use with future legal action.

United Practitioners Organization Inc., also requests donations to its legal defense fund.

On May 4, 2012, Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed into a law a bill to prohibit the state’s massage therapists and acupuncturists from billing PIP insurance. The bill also caps chiropractic care at $2,500 and stipulates that the patient receive a referral to chiropractic care by a primary care physician. On November 23, 2012, the attorneys filed a lawsuit to prevent the state of Florida from enforcing the provisions of the 2012 PIP Act. A hearing was scheduled in mid-December for a judge to consider a temporary injunction against the law; however, that hearing was cancelled by the judge. The attorneys working on behalf of United Practitioners Organization Inc., then filed a new complaint in state court.

Contact Vivian Madison Mahoney at vivianmadison@aol.com to request a copy of the affidavit form and instructions for completing it.

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