Community Search
Communities   |   Print Page   |   Contact Us   |   Sign In
Community Search
FL Practice Act
Share |

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.

Rule 64B-17 - Board of PT Rules

Florida Practice Act

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.

Update 2016

SB 450 was passed during the 2016 Legislative Session and became effective March 23, 2016. This bill affects several components within the physical therapy profession. Not knowing the requirements or grounds for discipline within your profession does not alleviate you from accountability of practicing your profession responsibly. Therefore, please read the information below carefully as it pertains to your physical therapy license.

With the implementation of SB 450, physical therapists may now provide treatment to a patient for up to 30 days for a condition not previously assessed by a practitioner of record, or a physician licensed in another state. The previous maximum was 21 days. If the treatment extends beyond 30 days, a practitioner of record must review and sign the treatment plan unless the patient has been examined by a physician licensed in another state and the patient has been diagnosed as having a condition for which physical therapy is required and the physical therapist is treating that condition.

The bill also authorizes any person who holds a physical therapy license and a degree of Doctor of Physical Therapy, to use the letters “D.P.T.” and “P.T.” However, a physical therapist may not use the title “doctor” without also clearly informing the public of his or her profession as a physical therapist. It is unlawful for a person to use the letters “D.P.T.” unless the person has a physical therapy license as well as a doctoral degree in physical therapy.

Chapter 486 - PT Practice Act 2016

Resources
FL Practice Act
Depts & Agencies
Licensing Information
Research Support
Wellness Resources
Publications

Twitter Feed
more Calendar

8/22/2017
2017 SWD 3Q Meeting & Medical Errors

8/22/2017
2017 SED Meeting - Medical Errors

Hot Topics
2017 FPTA Annual Conference
The 2017 FPTA Annual Conference & Assembly of Representatives will be held September 14-17 in Orlando, FL at the Buena Vista Palace. Hotel room reservations are open, reserve today to assure your rate!



Save
Save
Save
Save
Association Management Software Powered by YourMembership  ::  Legal