15-2 Physiotherapy and the National Advisory Councils
Physiotherapy and the National Advisory Councils
Gila Shahar and Ayala Parag
The Israeli Ministry of Health has 19 National Advisory Councils, the function of which is to provide expert professional advice to the Ministry in various fields of medical specialization. This advice often provides a basis for establishing medical directives, policies, and even laws or by-laws. The following paper gives an overview of the activities of councils in which physiotherapists serve as active members, and highlights some of the areas in which their work was influential.