Summary of the Introduced Bill

HB 1296 -- Physical Therapists

Sponsor:  Ruestman

This bill contains provisions regarding the licensing of physical
therapists and physical therapist assistants.  The bill:

(1)  Provides for reciprocal, provisional, and temporary

(2)  Allows additional examination sittings for individuals who
meet certain criteria;

(3)  Requires provisional licensed physical therapists to
practice under the direct supervision of a licensed physical

(4)  Permits issuance of temporary licenses to those failing the
licensing exam.  The duration of the first temporary license will
be six months and can only be renewed once.  This renewal may
only be issued if the licensee, after showing good cause, fails
to sit for the next scheduled examination.  Temporary licenses
may be issued to students in their last semester of physical
therapy school; and

(5)  Requires that applicants only sit for the licensing exam
three times.  Upon failing the state exam for the second time, an
applicant must complete a program of remediation before sitting
for the third exam.

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92nd General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session
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