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Arizona PT Business Entity Registration
"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.
Beginning September 1, 2011, a business entity shall not offer physical therapy services unless:
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:
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:
The application fee for a business entity:
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:
Required display of the certificate
For each location registered, a business entity shall display, in a location accessible to public view, the:
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:
A.R.S. § 32-2001
A.R.S. § 32-2030