Upcoming Webinars

Site Updates


The analysis of any legal or medical billing is dependent on numerous specific facts — including the factual situations present related to the patients, the practice, the professionals and the medical services and advice. Additionally, laws and regulations and insurance and payer policies are subject to change. The information that has been accurate previously can be particularly dependent on changes in time or circumstances. The information contained in this web site is intended as general information only. It is not intended to serve as medical, health, legal or financial advice or as a substitute for professional advice of a medical coding professional, healthcare consultant, physician or medical professional, legal counsel, accountant or financial advisor. If you have a question about a specific matter, you should contact a professional advisor directly. CPT copyright American Medical Association. All rights reserved. CPT is a registered trademark of the American Medical Association.

Log in

Log in

Connecticut Physical Therapy FAQs

Welcome to our Connecticut Physical Therapy FAQs.  We've combined the state laws, board rules, and statements to create a clear guide on the rules that must be followed by PTs and PTAs.  This page is currently under construction, please contact us if you need assistance.  


Scope of Practice

    • How is the practice of Physical Therapy defined in Connecticut?
    • What is included in the practice of physical therapy?
    • Services specifically excluded from the scope of practice
    • Are there any specific procedures or modalities regulated by the board?


Referrals - Direct Access 

    • Is a referral required to provide PT services?
    • Does the PT need to be in communication with the referring provider?
    • When does a PT have to refer a patient to a physician?

Supervision and Delegation

    • What are the different levels of supervision?
    • Which services can only be performed by a licensed PT?
    • What are the responsibilities of the PT when delegating?
    • What is the ratio between the supervising PT and assistive personnel? 


    • Which services are PTAs allowed to practice?
    • Are there specific services that PTAs are prohibited from practicing?
    • What type of supervision is required?
    • Responsibilities of the PT before delegating to a PTA?
    • What are the PTA’s documentation responsibilities?
    • Does the supervising PT need to co-sign documentation created by the PTA?
    • Required designation for assistants


    • What can an aide do?
    • What is an aide expressly prohibited from doing?
    • What are the responsibilities of the PT when delegating to an aide?
    • What type of supervision is required?
    • Required designation for aides

Continuing Education

    • How many continuing education hours are required during a reporting period?
    • Can CE credits be carried over into the next reporting period?
    • Are there any specific courses that must be taken?
    • What types of activities can be used for the continuing education requirements?
    • What type of approval is needed for the courses?
    • What are the reporting requirements?
    • Waivers and audits 

PT/PTA Students and New Graduates

    • Can students practice in a clinical setting?
    • What kind of supervision is required for student PTs and PTAs?
    • How must students identify themselves?
    • What can new graduates do in practice?
    • Which tasks can be delegated to a new graduate?
    • What kind of supervision is required?
    • Documentation and co-signatures

Out-of-State PTs

    • Can I practice in state if I am licensed in another state?
    • What is the process for getting reciprocity in Connecticut?


    • What must be included in the patient record?
    • What are the PT’s documentation responsibilities?
    • What is required for an initial evaluation?
    • What is required on each treatment note?
    • When is a reevaluation/reassessment required?
    • What is required in the discharge summary?

Identification, Notification, and Disclosure

    • How can I use “Dr” in my title?
    • Designation of a physical therapist
    • Are there any specific requirements for posting notifications or licenses?
    • When does a PT have to notify the board of any information changes?

Unprofessional Conduct

    • When am I obligated to report to the board?
    • What is consider unprofessional conduct?

Connecticut Physical Therapy Board Fees

About Us

Therapy Comply is a healthcare compliance firm that seeks to bring high quality web-based compliance guidance and one-on-one consulting services to small and medium size physical, occupational, and speech therapy practices.

Learn More 

Join Us

Join today as either a monthly or a yearly member and enjoy full access to the site and a significant discount to our live and recorded webinars.  Members also have access to compliance and billing support.

Join Today 

Find Us

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software