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Arizona PT Identification and Disclosure
How can I use “Dr” in my title?
A physical therapist shall use the letters "PT" in connection with the physical therapist's name or place of business to denote licensure.
The following acts if committed by a person not licensed under this chapter or exempt from licensure pursuant to section 32-1421 are class 2 misdemeanors:
Designation of a physical therapist
A licensed physical therapist shall use the designation “P.T.” immediately following the licensee’s name or signature to denote licensure.
In addition to and immediately following the “P.T.” designation, a physical therapist may list academic degrees earned and professional specialty certifications held.
Are there any specific requirements for posting notifications or licenses?
A licensee or certificate holder shall display a copy or provide documentation of the license or certificate and current renewal verification
Physician financial interest disclosure to the patient
Before conducting an evaluation or initiating physical therapy, a licensee shall disclose to a patient when a referring practitioner is deriving direct or indirect compensation from the referral. The licensee shall ensure that the disclosure is in writing and states “Under A.R.S. § 32-2051(C), I am required by law to inform you in writing that your referring physician [or specify if different from a physician] derives either direct or indirect compensation related to your physical therapy.”
When does a PT have to notify the board of any information changes?
A licensee or certificate holder shall send to the Board written notification of a change in any of the information no later than thirty (30) days after the date of the change.
A.R.S. § 32-2042
A.R.S. § 32-1455