Summary of the Truly Agreed Version of the Bill


This bill changes the laws regarding the licensing of physical
therapists and physical therapy assistants.  Persons having
failed the physical therapy or physical therapist assistant
licensing exam three or more times may be licensed by the State
Board of Registration for the Healing Arts if they hold an
unsanctioned license from another state and have maintained a
clinical practice for the previous three years.  Persons having
failed the physical therapy licensing exam three or more times
and not holding a license from another state may take the
licensing exam three additional times if they have obtained a
professional degree in physical therapy at a higher level than
previously completed.

Temporary licenses for physical therapists and physical therapist
assistants will only be valid for 90 days or until the results of
the licensing exam are received.

The bill also makes it a cause for discipline when a licensed
physical therapist practices independent of the prescription and
direction of a physician, dentist, or podiatrist licensed in
another state.

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Missouri House of Representatives
92nd General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session
Last Updated September 23, 2004 at 11:16 am