February 2018

PT licensure compact to begin mid-2018

The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) has set mid-2018 as the go-live date for the Physical Therapy Licensure Compact, an agreement among member states to improve access to physical therapy (PT) services by increasing the ability of eligible providers to work in multiple states. PTs and physical therapist assistants will have available to them an expedited process for applying for licenses to practice in member state, and will also allow use of a telemedicine platform.

The compact went live in April 2017 with passage in a 10th state, triggering the creation of a Physical Therapy Compact Commission to develop final rules and bylaws, which were approved in December 2017.

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