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Florida Administrative Code

A detailed explanation of the rules that govern physical therapy in Florida can be found at The Florida Department of State website in the Florida Administrative Register and Florida Administrative Code under Department of Health, Board of Physical Therapy Practice. This site includes history and is divided into individual sections. Click here to download an Adobe document of the complete Code.

Rule 64B-17 - Board of PT Rules

Florida Statutes

The statutes guiding the regulation of physical therapy practice are found on the Online Sunshine website: TITLE XXXII, Regulation of Professions and Occupations, Ch.486 – Physical Therapy Practice.

Chapter 486 - PT Practice Act 

Departments and Agencies

Agency for Health Care Administration

The Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) oversees pricing, posting and publishing requirements for licensed health care clinics.

Agency for Health Care Admin. - Health Clinic License Unit

Florida Board of Physical Therapy

The Board of Physical Therapy in the Florida Department of Health (DoH) issues licenses for physical therapists and physical therapy assistants.

Board of Physical Therapy

Medicare Administrative Contractor

First Coast Service Options (First Coast) is the current Medicare Administrative Contractor for Jurisdiction 9, which includes Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Florida.

First Coast Florida Medicare offers a detailed listing of governmental agencies as well as other information and guidance on business regulations, committees, commissions and other departments that impact your practice.

Florida Governmental Agencies

Categorized Listing of Services 

Other State Licensing Agencies and Boards

The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy develops and administers the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) for both physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.

Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy 

Office of Insurance Regulation

The Florida OIR is responsible for the regulation of the insurance industry and protects the public through oversight of insurance company solvency and market conduct performance. This site provides updates on recent changes to the Florida PIP laws.

Personal Injury Protection (PIP) for Auto Insurance 

Unlicensed Activity

The Unlicensed Activity unit through the Florida Department of Health works with law enforcement and the state attorney’s offices to prosecute individuals practicing without a license.

Unlicensed Activity Reporting 

Workers Compensation

The Florida Department of Financial Services administers the Workers Compensation for the state. They provide information for the employer, insurer, employee and provider.

Florida Worker's Comp Division


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