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Scope of Practice

Making decisions to change scope of practice

In an era of continuous changes in healthcare, FSBPT spearheaded a collaborative effort with six healthcare regulatory organizations to develop a document called Changes in Healthcare Professions’ Scope of Practice: Legislative Considerations.

This document guides discussions on how the most effective and efficient care can be delivered to the American public. It helps legislators and regulatory bodies with making decisions about changes to healthcare professions’ scopes of practice.


We thank the following organizations for their assistance in creating this document:

  • Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)
  • Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT)
  • Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB)
  • National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP®)
  • National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)
  • National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)


More tools

Below are more tools that we have developed for state licensing authorities in the regulation of physical therapy.