Board of Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy

Board Meeting Minutes and Reports

Notice: Excerpt from March 27-28, 2014 Board meeting regarding
the term "Physio Therapy":

ON A MOTION MADE BY PHELPS, SECONDED BY ROBINSON FOR THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINE. THE TERM PHYSICAL THERAPIST, PHYSICAL THERAPY AND P.T. IS A LICENSED PROTECTED TERM UNDER 08.84.130(A) AS IT INDICATES AN EDUCATIONAL BASED DEGREE THAT IS LICENSED IN EACH STATE REQUIRING A NATIONAL EXAMINATION. THE INTEGRITY OF THE PHYSICAL THERAPY PROFESSION IS BASED ON THIS LICENSING. WITHOUT THIS LICENSE A PERSON CANNOT PRACTICE PHYSICAL THERAPY ACCORDING TO 08.84.150.

IT IS FURTHER RESOLVED THE TERM PHYSIO THERAPY IS RECOGNIZED BOTH NATIONALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY AS SYNONYMOUS WITH PHYSICAL THERAPY.

ALL BOARD MEMBERS VOTED YES, PHELPS, PARIETTI, KENNEDY, KOSTIK, ROBINSON AND LIND.