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Arizona PT Business Entity Registration

Arizona E-Licensing

Definitions

"Business entity" means a business organization that has an ownership that includes any persons who are not licensed or certified to provide physical therapy services in this state, that offers to the public professional services regulated by the board and that is established pursuant to the laws of any state or foreign country.

General Rule

Beginning September 1, 2011, a business entity shall not offer physical therapy services unless:

    • The business entity is registered with the board; or
    • The physical therapy services are conducted by a licensed physical therapist or certificated physical therapy assistant.

A business entity that offers physical therapy services to the public and is not exempt from registration shall separately register with the Board each location from which physical therapy services are offered in Arizona.

Practices exempt from registration

A sole proprietorship or partnership that consists exclusively of persons who are licensed by a health profession regulatory board.

A facility regulated by the federal government or a state, district or territory of the United States.

An administrator or executor of the estate of a deceased physical therapist or a person who is legally authorized to act for a physical therapist who has been adjudicated to be mentally incompetent for not more than one year from the date the board receives notice of the physical therapist's death or incapacitation.

A health care institution that is licensed pursuant to title 36.

A facility that offers physical therapy services to the public must be registered by the board unless the facility is any of the following:

    • Owned by a licensee.
    • Regulated by the federal government or a state, district or territory of the United States.

What is required for the application?

To register with the Board an Arizona location at which physical therapy services are offered, a business entity shall submit to the Board an application packet that includes the following:

An application form, which is available from the Board and requires the following information:

    • Name, primary address, and e-mail address of the business entity;
    • Name, title, address, e-mail address, and telephone number of the manager of the location being registered;
    • Name and business address of each officer or director of the business entity; d. Name and license number of each physical therapist who provides physical therapy services at the location being registered;
    • Name and certificate number of each physical therapy assistant who works at the location being registered;
    • Description of the physical therapy services offered at the location being registered;
    • For the business entity, a statement of whether any state, territory, district, or country has ever:
      • Refused to issue or renew a registration, permit, license, or other authorization;
      • Accepted surrender of a registration, permit, license, or other authorization in lieu of other disciplinary action; or
      • Suspended, revoked, cancelled, or taken other disciplinary action against a registration, permit, license, or other authorization; and
    • Dated signature of an officer or director attesting that:
      • The business entity has a written protocol that meets the standards in A.R.S. § 32-2030(F) for the secure storage, transfer, and access of the physical therapy records of the business entity’s patients; and
      • The information provided is true and correct.

The application fee for a business entity:

    • Application for an original registration, $50;
    • Renewal, $50;
    • Late fee, $25; and
    • Duplicate registration, $10.

Required written protocols

The business entity must establish and implement a written protocol for the secure storage, transfer and access of the physical therapy records of the business entity's patients. This protocol must include, at a minimum, procedures for:

  • Notifying patients of the future locations of their records if the business entity terminates or sells the practice.
  • Disposing of unclaimed physical therapy records.
  • The timely response to requests by patients for copies of their records.

Required display of the certificate

For each location registered, a business entity shall display, in a location accessible to public view, the:

    • Registration certificate and current renewal verification of the business entity,
    • License and current renewal verification of every physical therapist who provides physical therapy services at the location, and
    • Certificate and current renewal verification of every physical therapy assistant who works at the location.

Registration renewal

The registration of a business entity expires for each location registered on August 31 of every odd-numbered year. The business entity shall separately renew the registration of each location from which the business entity offers physical therapy services in Arizona.

To renew the registration of an Arizona location from which physical therapy services are offered, a business entity shall submit to the Board an application form, which is available from the Board and requires the following information:

    • Name, primary address, and e-mail address of the business entity;
    • Name, title, address, e-mail address, and telephone number of the manager of the location being registered;
    • Name and business address of each officer or director of the business entity;
    • Name and license number of each physical therapist who provides physical therapy services at the location being registered;
    • Name and certificate number of each physical therapy assistant who works at the location being registered;
    • Description of the physical therapy services offered at the location being registered;
    • For the business entity, a statement of whether any state, territory, district, or country has ever:
      • Refused to issue or renew a registration, permit, license, or other authorization;
      • Accepted surrender of a registration, permit, license, or other authorization in lieu of other disciplinary action; or c. Suspended, revoked, cancelled, or taken other disciplinary action against a registration, permit, license, or other authorization;
    • Statement of whether the business entity complies with A.R.S. § 32-2030(F); and
    • Dated signature of an officer or director attesting that the information provided is true and correct

Reference

A.R.S. § 32-2001

A.R.S. § 32-2030

A.A.C. R4-24-210

A.A.C. R4-24-107

A.A.C. R4-24-211

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