<This section is partially suspended through the COVID-19 disaster emergency relief
period. See Executive Order No. 20-04 (2019 HI EO 20-04) signed on April 16, 2020, and executive actions issued subsequent thereto.>
(a) An applicant for a permanent license to practice as a physical therapist or physical
therapist assistant shall submit proof of educational qualifications and any other
information required by the board on an application form prescribed by the board. The board shall maintain a current list of schools of physical therapy that are
approved by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education or Council
on Postsecondary Accreditation.
In the case of foreign-trained persons, the board shall establish procedures for assessing
the education and training to determine in each case whether it is equivalent to that
of applicants trained in the United States.
(b) Except as provided under section 461J-7, every applicant for a permanent license who meets the qualifications established
by the board shall take an examination administered by the board or an examination
administered by a testing agency selected by the board. The board shall establish the schedule for examinations, determine the passing score,
and notify applicants of the results of examinations according to rules adopted by
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