Under existing law, physical therapy may only be performed based on a referral from a licensed physician, dentist, chiropractor, physician assistant, or certified registered nurse practitioner, except in limited, enumerated circumstances that allow a licensed physical therapist to perform an initial evaluation or consultation of a screening nature without a referral
This bill would eliminate the requirement that a licensed physical therapist may only perform physical therapy, except in limited circumstances, based on a referral from a licensed health care practitioner
Relating to physical therapy; to amend Sections 34-24-191, 34-24-210.1, and 34-24-217, Code of Alabama 1975; to remove the prohibition against practicing physical therapy without a referral from a licensed health care practitioner.
|February 4, 2020||H||Read for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on Boards, Agencies and Commissions|
|Bill Text||HB145 Alabama 2020 Session - Introduced|