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Florida Physical Therapy Temporary Permits
Who is eligible for a temporary permit?
The board shall issue a temporary physical therapist permit to an applicant who meets the following requirements:
What is required for the application?
An application for licensure.
Proof of possessing malpractice insurance.
Documentation verifying that the applicant will practice under the direct supervision of a licensed physical therapist.
What type of supervision is required for a temporary permit holder?
A physical therapist who is practicing under a temporary permit must do so under the direct supervision of a licensed physical therapist.
A supervising physical therapist shall supervise only one permittee at any given time.
The supervising physical therapist must be licensed for a minimum of six (6) months before the supervision period begins and must cosign all patient records produced by the physical therapist who is practicing under a temporary permit.
Duration of the permit
A temporary permit is not renewable and is valid until a license is granted by the board.
A temporary permit is void if the permittee does not pass a national examination approved by the board within six (6) months after the date of graduation from a physical therapy training program.
Fla. Stat. § 486.0715