Physical therapy practice act

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A physical therapy practice act is a statute defining the scope and practice of physical therapy within the jurisdiction, outlining licensing requirements for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants, and establishing penalties for violations of the law. In the United States, each state enacts its own practice act, resulting in some variation among the states, though the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) has drafted a model definition in order to limit this variation.

Model definition of physical therapy for state practice acts[edit]

In 1997, the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) published The Model Practice Act for Physical Therapy: A Tool for Public Protection and Legislative Change as a model framework to serve as a basis for inter-jurisdictional consistency among state physical therapy practice acts. The FSBPT published the 5th edition of this document in 2011.[1] According to the introduction to the Fifth edition, "since 1997 many states have enacted large portions and, in some instances, nearly the entire Model Practice Act as their jurisdiction statute."

List of practice acts[edit]

Physical therapy practice acts by jurisdiction
State/

Jurisdiction

Statute Enacted Licensing Authority Practice Act Text
Alabama (Title 34, Chapter 24, Article 5) 1965 State of Alabama Board of Physical Therapy Ala. Title 34, Ch. 24, Art. 5
Alaska (AS 08.84) State Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Board Statutes and Regulations: Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy
Arizona (Title 32, Ch. 19) Arizona State Board of Physical Therapy Arizona Rev. Statutes, Title 32, Ch. 19
Arkansas (Ark. Code Ann. Sec. 17-93-403(a)(2)/-404) Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy Arkansas Physical Therapy Act
California (Business and Professions Code, Div. 2, Ch. 5.7) 1953[2] Physical Therapy Board of California CA Business and Professions Code, Div 2, Chapter 5.7
Colorado (Col. Rev. Statutes, Title 12, Art. 41) Colorado State Physical Therapy Board Col. Rev. Statutes, Title 12, Article 41
Connecticut (CT Gen. Statutes, Ch. 376, Sec. 20.66-20.74) CT Dept. of Public Health CT Gen. Statutes, Ch. 376 (Sec. 20.66-20.74)
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas (Kan. Statutes Ann., Ch. 65, Art. 29) 1963 Kansas State Board of Healing Arts Kansas Statutes Ann. Chapter 65, Article 29
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts (Mass. Gen. Law, Title XVI, Ch. 112, Sec. 23 A-D)[3] Board of Registration in Allied Health Professionals MGL, c.112, §23 A-D, 259 CMR 5.00
Michigan
Minnesota (MN Stat. Ch. 148, Sec. 65-78) 1951 Minnesota State Board of Physical Therapy MN Stat. Ch. 148, Sec. 65-78
Mississippi
Missouri (RSMO Title 12, Ch. 334, Sec. 334.500-334.620)[4] 1969 Missouri Division of Professional Registration RSMO Title 12, Ch. 334, Sec. 334.500-334.620
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
U.S. Virgin Islands
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Model Practice Act for Physical Therapy: A Tool for Public Protection and Legislative Change, Fifth Edition". Alexandria, VA: Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy. 2011. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  2. ^ "Laws vs. Regulations... what's the difference?". Physical Therapy Board of California. 2007-03-23. Retrieved 2012-02-29. 
  3. ^ "Physical Therapists". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 2011. Retrieved 2012-02-29. 
  4. ^ "Chapter 334: Physicians and Surgeons--Therapists--Athletic Trainers--Health Care Providers". 2011-08-28. Retrieved 2012-02-29. 

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