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California Physical Therapy Identification and Notification
A health care practitioner shall disclose, while working, his or her name and practitioner's license status, as granted by this state, on a name tag in at least 18-point type. A health care practitioner in a practice or an office, whose license is prominently displayed, may opt to not wear a name tag.
Use of the prefix “Dr.”
A licensed physical therapist who has received a doctoral degree in physical therapy (DPT) or a doctoral degree in a related health science may do the following:
A physical therapist who uses the title "Dr" is responsible to make sure that no person believes that they are a physician and surgeon. In the event that a complaint is received by the Board that a physical therapist is representing themselves as a physician and surgeon, the fact the complainant has that belief would indicate that the physical therapist had not met the burden of responsibility.
Notification to Patients
A licensed physical therapist engaged in the practice of physical therapy shall provide Form NTC 12-01 to each patient.
The notice shall be provided by at least one of the following methods:
Form NTC 12-01 Translations:
Notice of Information Changes
Address of Record. Every applicant and licensee shall provide an address to the Physical Therapy Board of California (Board) that will be designated as their address of record, which will be utilized for all official and formal communications from the Board, and which will be disclosed to the public. An applicant or a licensee need not provide a residence address as the address of record, but may use an alternative address, such as a business address or a P.O. Box, as their address of record. Every applicant and licensee shall report any change of the address of record to the Board no later than thirty (30) calendar days after the address change has occurred. The report of change of address of record shall be in writing and contain the old address, the new address, and the effective date of the change of address.
Residence Address. Every applicant and licensee shall provide a residence address to the Board. Only if the applicant or licensee also provides an alternative address of record as described in subdivision (a) above shall the Board maintain the residence address as confidential. Every applicant and licensee shall report any change of their residential address to the Board no later than thirty (30) calendar days after the address change has occurred. The report of change of residential address shall be in writing and contain the old address, the new address, and the effective date of the change of address.
Name Change. Every applicant and licensee shall report to the Board in writing each and every change of name no later than thirty (30) calendar days after each change has occurred, giving both the old and new names.
E-mail Address. Every applicant and licensee shall file a current e-mail address with the Board and shall notify the Board in writing of any and all changes of the e-mail address no later than thirty (30) calendar days after the change has occurred, giving both the old e-mail address and the new e-mail address. E-mail addresses are confidential information and shall not be made available to the public. This subdivision does not require an applicant or licensee to obtain an e-mail address, it only requires that person report an existing e-mail address to the Board.
16 CCR § 1398.15
16 CCR § 1398.6