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HB 107: Physical Therapy

GENERAL BILL by Cummings ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Campbell ; Jenne ; Pigman ; Stevenson

Physical Therapy; Revises definition of term "practice of physical therapy"; provides that licensed physical therapist who holds specified doctoral degree may use specified letters in connection with her or his name or place of business; prohibits physical therapist with specified doctoral degree from using title "doctor" without informing public of his or her profession as physical therapist; revises terms prohibited from being used by certain unlicensed persons; provides criminal penalty; prohibits unlicensed person from using specified letters.

Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Last Action: 3/1/2016 House - Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see SB 450 (Ch. 2016-70) -HJ 610
Bill Text: PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    8/26/2015 House • Filed
    9/10/2015 House • Referred to Health Quality Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 15
    10/13/2015 House • On Committee agenda-- Health Quality Subcommittee, 10/20/15, 9:00 am, 306 HOB
    10/20/2015 House • Favorable by Health Quality Subcommittee; YEAS 12 NAYS 0 -HJ 157
    • Now in Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 157
    1/12/2016 House • Introduced -HJ 15
    • On Committee agenda-- Health and Human Services Committee, 01/14/16, 8:00 am, Morris Hall
    1/14/2016 House • Favorable by- Health and Human Services Committee; YEAS 11 NAYS 0 -HJ 218
    • Placed on Calendar -HJ 218
    2/26/2016 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/01/16
    3/1/2016 House • Substituted SB 450 -HJ 610
    • Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see SB 450 (Ch. 2016-70) -HJ 610

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  • HB 107, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 8/26/2015 at 4:04 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   Health Quality Subcommittee (Post-Meeting) 3/24/2016 (pdf)
    Health and Human Services Committee (Post-Meeting) 1/14/2016 (pdf)

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 450 (er) Physical Therapy Grimsley Similar Last Action: 3/23/2016 Chapter No. 2016-70
    Location: Became Law

    Citations - Statutes (4)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    486.021 Definitions. Page 1 (pdf)
    486.081 Physical therapist; issuance of license without examination to person passing examination of another authorized examining board; fee. Page 3 (pdf)
    486.135 False representation of licensure, or willful misrepresentation or fraudulent representation to obtain license, unlawful. Page 4 (pdf)
    486.151 Prohibited acts; penalty. Page 5 (pdf)

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