FSBPT identifies and promotes effective regulation in physical therapy to help ensure the delivery of safe and competent physical therapy care, while respecting states’ rights and responsibilities.
Below are some of the tools that we have developed for state licensing authorities in the regulation of physical therapy.
As jurisdictions add a Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal history record information as a requirement for licensure, regulatory boards are looking for resources to help them implement, understand, and apply these checks. FSBPT’s Ethics & Legislation Committee has researched and provided a number of resources physical therapy regulatory boards will find helpful when using criminal history record information for licensure.
Find out how coursework tools are used to evaluate non-U.S. candidates.
The APTA Orthopaedic Section’s Imaging Special Interest Group (I-SIG) has published a white paper on imaging in PT practice.
FSBPT sponsored practice analysis of the competencies required of physical therapists to perform dry needling. Publically available study explicitly examining what PTs must know and be able to do to perform dry needling safely and effectively.
Take action to help your licensees understand the public protection associated with reporting an individual that is unable to practice safely, has engaged in unprofessional conduct, violated laws or rules, or committed unethical practices. This brochure may be customized to your jurisdiction with your mission statement, name, address, and contact information and distributed to licensees.
Track legislative issues important to your state.
Potential ways to improve licensure portability.
Compare the requirements of various jurisdictions.
The MDS will allow physical therapy to answer questions that will determine, among others, the number of providers; the race and sex of these individuals; and the facilities and geographic location in which services are provided.
Read about the most effective tool for modernizing physical therapy practice acts.
The Foreign Educated Standards Committee of the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) developed the following model rules for jurisdictions to supplement the statutory language of the Model Practice Act (MPA). These rules help to improve the clarity of licensing requirements for foreign educated physical therapists and physical therapist assistants for examination versus applicants by endorsement.
The rules reflect recommendations from FSBPT and follow the MPA; not all of the requirements are applicable for all boards, examples include jurisprudence examinations, supervised clinical practice, and criminal background checks.
Learn about this alert mechanism for sanctioned individuals.
Frequently Asked Questions regarding the education and service of physical therapists and physical therapist assistants in the military. .
A Resource for Regulatory Boards.
Read detail information about ethics remediation courses.
Use this tool to help you make decisions about the physical therapy scope of practice in your state.
The Practice Evaluation Tool allows supervisors and trainees to work together to come to a shared understanding of the trainee's clinical practice competency.
The purpose of this document is to provide information and general guidance to physical therapy jurisdictional authorities for regulating the use of telehealth technologies in the practice of physical therapy.
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