(a) To be eligible for a license to engage in the practice of physical therapy, the
(1) Submit an application to the board;
(2) Be at least eighteen years of age;
(3) Be of good moral character;
(4) Have graduated from an accredited school of physical therapy approved by the Commission
on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education or a successor organization;
(5) Pass a national examination as approved by the board;
(6) Not be an alcohol or drug abuser, as these terms are defined in section eleven,
article one-a, chapter twenty-seven of this code: Provided, That an applicant in an active recovery process, which may, in the discretion of
the board, be evidenced by participation in a twelve-step program or other similar
group or process, may be considered;
(7) Not have been convicted of a felony in any jurisdiction within ten years preceding
the date of application for license which conviction remains unreversed;
(8) Not have been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony in any jurisdiction if the
offense for which he or she was convicted related to the practice of physical therapy,
which conviction remains unreversed; and
(9) Has fulfilled any other requirement specified by the board.
(b) A physical therapist shall use the letters “PT” immediately following his or her
name to designate licensure under this article.
(c) A license to practice physical therapy issued by the board prior to July 1, 2010,is
considered a license issued under this article: Provided, That a person holding a license issued prior to July 1, 2010, must renew the license
pursuant to the provisions of this article.
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